Kwibuka23: Rwandans in Ghana commemorate

Rwandan nationals living Ghana and friends of Rwanda, last Saturday joined the rest in marking the 23rdcommemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi.
Rwanda's Honorary Consul in Ghana, Prof. Clement Dzidonu delivering his speech.
Rwanda's Honorary Consul in Ghana, Prof. Clement Dzidonu delivering his speech.

Rwandan nationals living Ghana and friends of Rwanda, last Saturday joined the rest in marking the 23rdcommemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. 

The event that was held at Europe International Business School in the capital Accra was organized by the Rwandan High Commission that is resident in Nigeria and it attracted among others, members of the diplomatic corps, Ghanaian officials and academics, among others. 

Prof. Clement Dzidonu, Rwanda’s Honorary Consul to Ghana said he was saddened to see that over million people were massacred by compatriots but it was even disgusting that the world looked on as these heinous killings went on for 100 days. 

“Worse still, there are some negationists that continue to promote their genocide agenda, some of these are perpetrators of the Genocide who are running away from judiciary,” he said, adding that these people should not be given platform to continue promoting this evil agenda. 

1492083176Prof. Dzidonu (wearing white) with other Ghanaian local leaders during the event
Prof. Dzidonu (wearing white) with other Ghanaian local leaders during the event.

He commended the strides made by the government of Rwanda after the Genocide saying the country has against all odds risen from ashes to become a model for speedy progress in Africa and beyond. 

Zimbabwean ambassador to Ghana, Pavelyn Tendai Musaka, who is the Dean of African diplomats accredited to Ghana, also commended the steps taken by Rwanda, saying that there was a lot the continent can learn from Rwanda. 

He cited the continued growth of RwandAir, the national carrier, which is progressively becoming a major enabler of intra-Africa connectivity which is a major tool for trade between African countries. 

“Not just that, but Kigali, the country’s capital, is the cleanest and safest,” he said. 

Bernadin Gatete, the head of association of Rwandans living in Ghana says, told mourners that the Genocide that left over a million dead could not have reached the magnitude it did had there been action an intervention by the international community. 

“However, I thank some nations, including Ghana, that intervened and saved the lives of Tutsi’s when others kept on  a deaf ear on what was happening,” he says. 

1492083005Bernardin Gatete the leader of the Association of Rwandan Community in Ghana giving his remarks
Bernardin Gatete the leader of the Association of Rwandan Community in Ghana giving his remarks.

Ghana was among the countries that had peacekeepers under the UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda that was on ground during the Genocide and the Ghanaians are among the few peacekeepers that chose to stay when the others abandoned Rwandans as they were being killed.

 

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