GASABO-A group of eight Aegis students on a study tour say government’s handling of the outcomes of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis offers many lessons to the world.
The students, drawn from various universities in Japan, United Kingdom and the USA made the remarks shortly after visiting the Ministry of Justice in Kimihurura, Gasabo District, yesterday.
Yannick Tona, an International Program Officer with Aegis Students, who spoke on behalf of the group, said that they were impressed by the country’s ability to address various challenges in the justice sector.
“The main objective of this visit was to learn about how the Ministry of Justice deals with issues concerning the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis and how the country has managed to move forward in all aspects, just after 17 years,” Tona said.
He said that the entire world has great lessons to learn from Rwanda especially on how to promote peace, unity and reconciliation and rebuilding a post-conflict nation.
“It’s unbelievable how this country has managed to reconcile its citizens in a short period of time.”
He said that information they received from Minister Tharcisse Karugarama, will enable them to become ambassadors of Rwanda in their respective communities.
Addressing the students, Karugarama said: “The worst is over and I believe that the nation can give a clear message that the future of this country is bright and that every body has room to live in this country freely.”
He noted that government would make sure that the progress made, so far, in the reconstruction process and restoring true justice in the country is sustained.