GISAGARA – The Gisagara district Mayor, Léandre Karekezi, has urged youth in the country to help genocide survivors, especially in building for them shelter.
He was addressing youth who turned up to build houses for vulnerable genocide survivors in Muganza sector last Saturday.
The youth constructed one house and prepared the foundation for other houses meant for vulnerable survivors.
The Mayor told them that assisting genocide survivors and helping them to improve their living standards is one way of fighting trauma.
“If a genocide survivor is living in a house that is in a sorry state today or does not have any house at all, he tends to despair,” Karekezi said.
“If their houses leak as opposed to their conditions before the genocide, they are psychologically affected and traumatized. We must work hard to help survivors get better shelter.”
The mayor also urged the youth to fight genocide ideology.
The coordinator of the National Youth council in Muganza sector, Jean Claude Rutayisire, said that youth are the ones to build the country.
He noted that their initiative was intended to show youth’s commitment to rebuilding the country.
“Youth have been used to destroy our country, today we need to show that we can change the history by rebuilding what others demolished,” he said.