RUHANGO/KAMONYI - The Minister of Youth, Protais Mitali, urged Kinazi residents last week to volunteer information on the whereabouts of bodies of genocide victims so as to boost the healing process among survivors.
Mitali was speaking at the 2nd commemoration of genocide victims at Ntongwe Good Shepherd School in Kinazi sector.
“Let’s educate people about giving information in private. This can be done by putting in place information boxes- where residents can give written information about what happened during genocide, without mentioning their names,” he said.
Josée Ntakirutimana, the IBUKA representative in Kinazi said that giving a decent burial to all genocide victims will relieve survivors.
“Most residents have kept silent and yet they have information about the whereabouts of genocide victims. Come up straight and help us to re-bury such victims, so as to make more meaning of the commemorations,” she said.
The students and teaching staff also paid tribute to their colleagues and teachers who were killed during the genocide. At least twenty five students, three teachers and four administrators were killed during the genocide at the school.
Genocide survivors reaffirmed their commitment to live with hope, but called for greater community support.
A similar event was held in Karama sector, Kamonyi district, where students’ survivors grouped under Association Humura Family also paid tribute to genocide victims.