KIGALI- Members of the Dutch-based group, ‘Unity is Strength Foundation’, are in the country on a study tour that will focus on the journey towards unity and reconciliation.
Last year, the Foundation awarded Rwanda with the International ‘Unity is Strength Award’ (Diversity Award) for its leading role in promoting unity among the people.
The ten-person delegation will meet several government officials and other stakeholders in various sectors.
“This year marks the international year for African Descends, this is why it is an honour for us to be in Africa, and particularly in Rwanda,” said Sergio Belfor, the Managing Director of the foundation.
He added that his team had come to Rwanda with an open minded attitude to learn how the leadership has succeeded in uniting its nationals.
“We also want to leave Rwanda with concrete joint projects and resources,” said Belfor.
The Minister of Justice, Tharcisse Karugarama, who met with the delegation, said that the country has come a long way, which is why she is recognized internationally.
“Rwanda was once the best example of lack of unity. This is why we believe Unity and Human Rights are the key pillars to our success,” Karugarama said.
The Diversity Award was given to Rwanda after the foundation acknowledged the country’s efforts to promote cultural diversity and eliminate discrimination, as well as the integration of minority groups into the society.
Karugarama received the award on behalf of the country, last year, in the Netherlands.