FEATURED: RSSB calls for unity and continued fight against the genocide ideology

Richard Tusabe the Director General of Rwanda Social Security Board lighting the flame to remember those who lost their lives during the Genocide. / Simon Peter Kaliisa

Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) staff members on Thursday April 11th were reminded that there is still a need to continue the campaign of unity and reconciliation, especially the fight against the genocide ideology, if the country is to achieve its vision of inclusive economic development and shared prosperity.

Richard Tusabe, Director General of the Rwanda Social Security Board, reminded employees during one of the commemoration events organized by the Board.

Tusabe told the staff that genocide ideology is still alive and it will only be defeated if everyone makes it a responsibility to fight back, thus enabling the country to achieve its long-term vision of not leaving anyone behind.

Staff members observing a minute of silience remembering those who lost their lives during the Genocide against the Tutsi. / Simon Peter Kaliisa

Among the events, was the visit 200 RSSB staff members paid to the Liberation War Museum at the National Parliament where they were given a tour and lecture on the execution of the war and the courage the Rwanda Patriotic Army exhibited to end the massacre that left the country a shattered landscape filled with mass graves.

RSSB on Wednesday April 10th joined six orphans of the 19 former employees of Caisse Sociale du Rwanda who did not survive the brutal killings that transpired during 1994 Genocide as it commemorates 25 years of the Genocide against the Tutsi.

Tusabe also took the opportunity to remind the 1,800 workers of RSSB of the role that the Board has to play in fighting poverty, especially among the vulnerable groups (survivors and widows) making Rwanda a better place to live.

“We know that poverty was one of the factors that enabled the perpetrators to manipulate the minds of many who actively participated in the Genocide promising them of owning the property and assets of those who they kill. That’s why collectively we have to continue to play our role of improving the standard of living of all Rwandans as a way to win the fight against the ideology,” he said.

One of the orphans giving a speech during one of the several events commemorating the Genocide against the Tutsi. / Simon Peter Kaliisa

RSSB has also been working closely with six orphans through paying for their education which has enabled them to finish university without facing any hardship and then to support and live on their own.

RSSB vowed to continue to make investments that will see the country and Rwandan society make tangible transformation through several projects especially ‘Ejo Heza’, a voluntary saving scheme launched late last year that will enable every Rwandan to have a decent living standard in old age.