Rwandan peacekeepers under the Formed Police Unit (FPU), currently on a peace keeping mission in Haiti, joined their fellow Rwandans to celebrate the 17th anniversary of Liberation Day.
The celebrations took place, Monday, in the province of Jeremy where part of Rwanda’s contingent is based.
Speaking during the celebration, the commandant of the FPU contingent, Chief Supt Egide Ruzigamanzi, highlighted the importance of the day, indicating that it was when the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was brought to an end and the country liberated from the divisive regime.
He said that the day symbolised the rebirth of a nation.
Ruzigamanzi further said that the government of national unity established good governance which is the solid foundation for the ongoing stability and development.
The guest of honour and mayor of Jeremy town, Doctor Ronald Etienne, congratulated Rwanda for her achievements over the last 17 years.
He acknowledged Rwanda’s contribution to peace and stability in Haiti.
The colourful event was attended by other contingents serving under the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The guests were treated to the Rwandan cultural dance.