HUYE - As part of activities to mark the 17th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), on Friday, launched an exhibition in Huye District, Southern Province.
The exhibition demonstrates photos, writings and videos covering the period before, during and after the Genocide.
It depicts how the genocide was carried out and the role of several institutions including political, media and colonialists in its preparation and execution of the Genocide that left over a million Tutsi dead.
The exhibition also illustrates how the genocide was stopped and pays tribute to courageous people who saved the lives of Tutsi.
“We want to exhibit facts about the Genocide. We want to show that it was planned. We have displays on who planned it, who participated in the killings and mostly how far Rwandans are in building the country after the tragic moments,” said Jean de Dieu Mucyo, the Executive Secretary of CNLG.
“Some people do not know what exactly happened while others deny it. This exhibition is a way of helping Rwandans to know the truth about the genocide and serve as a strong message to revisionists.”
“It is a challenge to those who try to rewrite our history as they wish, telling them that the truth cannot be hidden.”
In April, a similar exhibition took place in Kigali and attracted many visitors, according to the Commission.
Speaking at the event, the Southern Province Governor, Alphonse Munyantwari, urged local residents to use the exhibition to learn much more about Rwanda’s history.
He noted that history should help people act to accordingly change where they failed to move on a positive path.
“This exhibition should serve as a way to rethink our history and take measures which will enable us to build a great country free from ethnic divisionism,” Munyantwari said.