A delegation of members of Humura, an organisation of Genocide survivors, yesterday, paid tribute to the thousands of Genocide victims buried in Ggolo memorial site in Uganda.
Ggolo, in Mpigi District is home to over 4,000 Genocide victims which makes it the third memorial centre after Kasensero in Rakai District and Lambu in Masaka.
The bodies of the victims were thrown into different rivers across the country, and ended up on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda.
The event, which marked the end of the 100 days of morning, attracted local leaders and citizens who helped retrieve the remains from Lake Victoria.
“We want to thank the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) which put a stop to the massacres, otherwise all of us here would be in these graves,” HUMURA president, Alfred Rudodo, told the mourners.
He thanked the Ugandan citizens who helped retrieved the bodies.
The First Consular at the Rwanda High Commission in Uganda, Dan Mutezintare, called on mourners not to pay attention to those who want to take Rwanda back to its ugly past, but add efforts in building a prosperous country for all.
“We have registered success so far in fighting impunity – for example, the recent decision to transfer a Genocide trial case from the ICTR to Rwanda is a positive achievement. We should all act in unison to build on this so that perpetrators of Genocidal acts face the law,” he said.
He added that there were plans to upgrade Ggolo memorial site to a modern facility where Genocide literature would be exhibited.
The land on which the site is established was donated by Mahamood Noordin Thobani, a Ugandan businessman who played a significant role in preserving the bodies.