Rwanda has got a great potential to revive this forgotten resource-heritage tourism through these wide range of heritage sites that are a testimony to our country’s rich history that visitors can experience the legacy, if well managed and protected.
Most of these heritage sites and buildings seem to have been neglected and have become worthless, though they could have been used as a source of income for the country. In other countries, like South Africa, cultural heritage tourism earns them a lot of money as tourists get attracted to many historical and archaeological sites.
Preservation of Rwanda’s heritage sites and old buildings of outstanding value need collaboration of people from all walks of life. We all know that these sites are beneficial to all of us. They are our property, so we need to protect them, especially members of the public living close to these sites.
These historical structures such as museums, ruins, caves and rocks are important in marketing Rwanda abroad and remain an attraction for more tourism. The search for these and many more heritage sites of outstanding value continues, tending towards knowing more of Rwanda’s history.
A big round of applause to the Government of Rwanda and the Museums of Rwanda, in particular, for the effort so far made. I believe the best is yet to come. We are at a stage of no return, but moving forward to reach for what is possible and be at the right cross of history.
Reaction is made to the story, “Ever heard about Urutare rwa Ngarama?” (The New Times, November 12)