NYAGATARE-The executive secretary of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), Dr Jean Baptiste Habyarimana, has hailed residents of Nyagatare district for tremendous efforts towards reconciliation process.
Speaking on Friday at the official launch of reconciliation week in the country at Matimba sector offices, Habyarimana noted that residents of Matimba, Rwimiyaga and Musheri sectors were worth emulating.
‘I want to thank you for the reconciliation journey you have made, a journey that is highly recommended and should be exemplary to others. You have explicitly expressed that divisionisms among Rwandans are uncalled for,’ he said.
The new NURC executive secretary commended the role played by residents in completing Gacaca cases, saying it is a remarkable point towards the reconciliation drive.
After a guided tour of the developmental activities done by reconciliation clubs in the area, Habyarimana commended residents for engaging in development activities.
“Development fosters lasting reconciliation. You cannot reconcile without developing,” he said.
Yvonne Muhongayire, the in-charge of good governance in Nyagatare district attributed the success of residents’ reconciliation targets to the cooperation of NURC.