Bank of Kigali supports Nyanza Genocide survivors

It is important for all Rwandans to join hands and continue fighting Genocide denial in all ways, Flora Nsenga, the Bank of Kigali chief shared services officer, said during a Genocide commemoration event in the Southern Province.
Nsenga (middle) hands over one of the cows on Saturday. (Solomon Asaba)
Nsenga (middle) hands over one of the cows on Saturday. (Solomon Asaba)

It is important for all Rwandans to join hands and continue fighting Genocide denial in all ways, Flora Nsenga, the Bank of Kigali chief shared services officer, said during a Genocide commemoration event in the Southern Province.

“It is good to see how far Nyanza has come…Though we are still being hurt by what happened in 1994, we should continue to work hard and focus on the future as we build our country,” Nsenga counselled.

Nsenga was addressing Bank of Kigali officials, Nyanza district residents and families of former employees of the bank who perished in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, on Saturday. The bank donated 15 heifers to some survivors from Busasamana and Bukimbo sectors to help improve their wellbeing.

“We hope those who have received the cows can use them to start big projects in the near future,” Nsenga added.

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Nsenga  laying a wreath at Nyanza genocide memorium.

Abdallah Murenzi, the mayor of Nyanza District, commended the bank’s efforts, and advised the beneficiaries to take good care of the cows to benefit from them.

Mandelina Mukagendagye, one of the survivors, pointed out that the cow she received will be a foundation for farming project she hopes to start in the future.

“This cow will not only give me milk, but I will be able to use its by-products, such as cow dung, to start a biogas project,” Mukagendagye said.

The bank employees also visited the new Genocide Memorial site in Nyanza where remains of over 23,000 Genocide victims are buried. 

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