NURC urges NGOs on reconciliation

All Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that offer unity and reconciliation programmes will soon commence regular meetings to discuss ideas and share experiences to harmonise the country’s transformation process.
Fatuma Ndangiza.
Fatuma Ndangiza.

All Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that offer unity and reconciliation programmes will soon commence regular meetings to discuss ideas and share experiences to harmonise the country’s transformation process.

Periodic reports will also be submitted to help identify the obstacles and lay strategies against the hindrances along the along the process rebuilding the country.

The decision was reached Friday during a consultative meeting between the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) and various NGOs that operate in the country.

According to NURC, the development comes at a time when Rwanda is still struggling to unite all its nationals. This is therefore expected to go a long way in creating a substantial impact in line with the country’s policy of promoting unity and reconciliation.

“Such forums will help adopt substantial peace strategies and will help to bring together Rwandans while uprooting the widespread Genocide ideology,” Fatuma Ndangiza, the Executive Secretary of the NURC said at the function that took place in Kigali.

She admitted that despite the tremendous achievements registered fifteen years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, ethnic discrimination, bad parenthood and poor child upbringing was still a major challenge.

Ndangiza called for strict action against careless parents and advised that gender based violence which is also still a threat should not be taken lightly.

“Young people, especially students, should not be ignored. Also, the death threats, mockery against Genocide survivors should be countered,” she said.

NURC has in the recent past created discussion forums with various groups of people including the media, Religious groups, youths and district leaderships. 

The commission has also worked with the National University of Rwanda (NUR) to compile documents that contain the country’s history and will be dispatched to all schools and public libraries for easy access.

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