Rwandans, who have undergone the ‘Itorero Ry’igihugu’, an informal civic education program, have been urged to fully participate in all activities planned for the 16th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi
The call, was made yesterday by the chairman of the Itorero national taskforce, Boniface Rucagu, who urged them to specifically render support to Genocide survivors in their respective localities.
“Intore should participate in cleaning memorial sites, comforting Genocide survivors, and restoring hope among survivors,” Rucagu said in a live talk show on Radio Rwanda yesterday morning, adding that this is how it used to be in the ancient Rwanda.
“Intore are expected to actively get involved in the commemoration community debates that will take place at the village level across the country,” he said.
He also urged the tens of thousands who have undergone this form of education countrywide, to take part in helping in the construction of houses for those survivors who do not have shelter.
“The Genocide affected the entire social fabric of the Rwandan community, it is therefore the duty of all Rwandans to deal with its consequences,” he said.
The 16th commemoration of the Genocide will run under the theme ‘16 years after the Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi. Handling its consequences.’
Commemoration will take place at cell levels where night vigils will be held and discussions on what transpired in 1994 and the way forward will also be held.