Sorwathe donates Rwf 0.5m for Genocide site

Sorwathe Tea Factory, on Wednesday, donated Rwf500, 000 to the newly built Genocide memorial site in Rusiga Sector in Rulindo District.The site which was constructed through a public-private partnership cost over Rwf20 million.

Sorwathe Tea Factory, on Wednesday, donated Rwf500, 000 to the newly built Genocide memorial site in Rusiga Sector in Rulindo District.

The site which was constructed through a public-private partnership cost over Rwf20 million.

Speaking at the event, Justus Kangwagye, the District Mayor, said the donation was an indication of the values of public-private partnership.

“The benefits of partnership are being realised, Sorwathe has a cordial relationship with the district and this is paying off,” said Kangwagye.

The Managing Director of Sorwathe, J.C Alles, advised residents to
love one another.

The structure which is currently home to over 6,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, would host Genocide-related resources, including photos of victims and weapons used in the killings.

District officials said they still needs Rwf7 million to fully equip the site.

Later, district officials headed to Murambi Memorial site in the same district, for the conclusion of the Genocide Commemoration Week.

Speaking to mourners after a requiem mass, the Mayor challenged them to be on the lookout for people who still habour the Genocide ideology.

“17 years is enough time for someone to have changed his or her mindset and get rid of negative ideology. If there’s someone who still has such behavior, they should be dealt with.

You need to reveal such people,” Kangwagye stressed.Over Rwf 2 million was raised to support Genocide survivors.

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