Dev’t will help overcome impact of the Genocide – Makuza

KAMONYI- Prime Minister Bernard Makuza has urged Rwandans to focus on the path of national growth and development, on which the leadership has embarked, as a way of overcoming the consequences of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.The Premier made the remarks, Tuesday, in Mugina Sector, where 82 bodies of Genocide victims were accorded a decent burial at the Mugina Memorial Site.
The mass grave where Genocide victims were buried  near church premises in Mugina Sector (Photo D.Sabiiti).
The mass grave where Genocide victims were buried near church premises in Mugina Sector (Photo D.Sabiiti).

KAMONYI- Prime Minister Bernard Makuza has urged Rwandans to focus on the path of national growth and development, on which the leadership has embarked, as a way of overcoming the consequences of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The Premier made the remarks, Tuesday, in Mugina Sector, where 82 bodies of Genocide victims were accorded a decent burial at the Mugina Memorial Site.

The latest reburial adds to over 34,000 bodies laid to rest at this site.

“Rwandans should continue to enjoy their achievements which they have evidently managed to attain over the years, through the good leadership currently in place,” Makuza said.

He noted that the previous governments did not allow Rwandans to develop as opposed to the current one that prioritises the unity of the Rwandan people.

The Premier called for continued support for Genocide survivors and working towards a common goal as a nation through sustainable development.
The function was preceded by a solemn mass and testimonies from various survivors of the Genocide in Mugina Sector.

The Governor of the Southern Province, Alphonse Munyentwari, said that “commemoration is a time for Rwandans to restore their human dignity which was lost in 1994”.

Officials of the umbrella organisation of Genocide survivors’ associations, Ibuka, noted that the local communities have been very supportive to survivors during this year’s commemoration.

Survivors narrated their ordeals and also called for justice by arresting prominent perpetrators, such as Major Karangwa, who are still at large in the western countries.

Most of the victims in Mugina had escaped from Kigali City and taken refuge at Mugina Catholic Church, where killers found and killed them.

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