Genocide memorial sites to get facelifts

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), has embarked on a task of giving Genocide memorial sites a new architectural plan that will portray a clearer image of what really happened during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), has embarked on a task of giving Genocide memorial sites a new architectural plan that will portray a clearer image of what really happened during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

This was revealed by .Gaspard Gasasira, a media officer at CNLG. “We want all the sites to depict the true image and magnitude of the Genocide. We want them to have documented evidence like it is at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi,” said.

“Though the Gisozi Centre is more technologically advanced, other sites will be modelled in a way that will tell the story of what exactly happened in that particular area, besides, some of memorial sites are in poor condition,” Gasasira added.

He pointed out that some parts of the country have a unique story to tell, giving an example of places where the victims resisted the killings while in other places people were killed and thrown into water bodies.

Gasasira said that traditional material will be used to renovate or build these memorial sites as a way of demonstrating the real picture of how Genocide took place in that particular area.

Without giving any details of the budget and how long it will take, Gasasira revealed that a technical team has been set up to follow up on the implementation of the project beginning with national memorial sites like Murambi, Bisesero, Nyarubuye and Ntarama.

Reports from both chambers of Parliament recently revealed that several memorial sites were in bad shape, which angered the lawmakers, who said it was a sign of disrespect to the victims buried there.

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