Genocide ideology on the decline -parliament

KIGALI - A parliamentary report has revealed that the Genocide ideology is diminishing in terms of its influence across the country. The report was compiled by the Parliamentary Commission on Human Rights and Fighting against Genocide.
REVEALED: Hon. Evariste Kalisa (File photo)
REVEALED: Hon. Evariste Kalisa (File photo)

KIGALI - A parliamentary report has revealed that the Genocide ideology is diminishing in terms of its influence across the country.

The report was compiled by the Parliamentary Commission on Human Rights and Fighting against Genocide.

The chairman of the commission, Hon. Evariste Kalisa, noted that some of the factors that had led to the reduction include the enactment of a law against Genocide ideology and work carried out by the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission.

“According to our analysis and observation, I think this is a result of strong sensitization and mobilization of all residents throughout the country to fight it,” Kalisa said.
He revealed that most cases related to the ideology are registered during the Genocide commemoration period, and noted that it remains a challenge in fostering unity and reconciliation.

Kalisa told The New Times that both Chambers of the House are about to embark on a tour of 416 sectors to assess the situation for themselves.

The legislator noted that though the country has done tremendous work in fighting the ideology, especially in secondary schools, it still exists in homes.

The lawmaker also revealed that cases of discrimination and divisionism in the country also decreased. In 2008, 50 cases were registered; 32 cases were registered in 2009, whereas this year the number fell to 17. 

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