GITARAMA local leaders have asked residents to comfort and take care of genocide victims experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) especially during the commemoration period.
The call was made by Eustache Butorano, the Gitarama cell leader, during the 16th commemoration of genocide victims at Nyabisindu Genocide memorial site on April 7. The occasion was attended by scores of residents from six villages.
“It is our responsibility to handle all trauma cases with care and comfort. Victims should be left to express their feelings so as to be relieved of the past pain,” Butorano said.
Pastor Gerard Nyumbayire led the prayers and asked survivors to seek solace in God and encouraged residents to support genocide victims to strive for a better life.
Ahidu Ndejuru, a representative of Gitarama survivors, called on genocide victims to be strong while dealing with cases of trauma and other problems faced survivors.
The participating residents visited Nyamabuye genocide transit site, where over 200 remains of victims have been laid to a temporary rest while awaiting a decent reburial.
Residents later on matched to Nyabisundu genocide site and paid tribute to victims.