The Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, has assured Rwandans that nothing can destabilise the security and safety the country is enjoying today or lure it into the dark past.
The Police chief said this on Saturday in Kacyiru Sector, Gasabo District, where he joined area residents at a vigil to pay tribute to hundreds of people who were killed in Kacyiru during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
“There is security in Rwanda and no one can destabilise it,” the IGP told mourners.
He said the Genocide will never happen again in Rwanda and urged them to have hope in their country’s future.
The vigil to mark the 20th commemoration started with a Walk to Remember from the US Embassy to Kacyiru Primary School, where mourners gathered to pay respect to relatives, friends and fellow Rwandans who were massacred during the Genocide.
It was also attended by clerics, representatives from security organs and artists, among others.
The IGP challenged area residents to continue to cooperate with Police by providing timely information about anything that might compromise safety in their communities.
Stella Ford Mugabo, the minister in charge of Cabinet Affairs, said Rwanda has made outstanding growth, 20 years after the Genocide and appealed to the population to keep-up the self-reliance spirit for their pride and that of the country.
She also challenged them to own government policies like Ndi Umunyarwanda to further contribute to their success and the country in general.
Minister Mugabo also challenged them to embrace what the country has so far achieved and continue the healing journey of unity and reconciliation, an inevitable factor toward sustainable peace and development.