The staff of Equity Bank Rwanda on Thursday paid homage to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi by visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and holding a night vigil at the bank head office in Kigali.
Addressing mourners at the vigil, Equity Group CEO, James Mwangi, said problems can happen anywhere but what is important is to stand as one and confront them.
He added: “We have the power to change the world. We, therefore, need to join hands and find solutions that bring peace and harmony in our communities.”
At the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi, the bank handed over a Rwf1 million cheque to support the memorial that is home to the remains of over 250,000 victims.
“It was a horrible situation. It was savagery at its worst,” David R. Ansell, the Board chairman, Equity Bank Rwanda Limited said.
The bank’s officials said they had embarked on a number of outreach activities to support Genocide survivors.
“We have given out ten cows to ten families plus food stuff and have also renovated six houses,” Samuel Kirubi, managing director Equity Bank Rwanda, said.
He added that it’s an outreach programme meant to put a smile on the faces of the survivors in the areas of Ruhuha and Ramagana.
“Kenya stands with you and will always be with you through this trying moment as you remember your brothers and sisters who were brutally killed during the Genocide,” John Mwangemi, the Kenyan High Commissioner to Rwanda told mourners.