Genocide ideology has topped the list of the major hindrances that derail the country’s path to prosperity, beating poverty and corruption.
The stunning revelation was outlined during a two-day evaluation and consultative workshop, aimed at assessing the progress on disseminating vital information about the role of unity and reconciliation in nation building and development.
The workshop facilitated by the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), brought together mobilisers and representatives from the 35 sectors of the three districts of Nyarugenge, Gasabo and Kicukiro that make up Kigali City.
Kicukiro’s in charge of good governance, Arthur Kami, regretted that 15 years on, some people had not done enough and still harbour the dreaded ideology.
He hailed NURC for the initiative, adding that collective efforts were necessary if the struggle to make Rwanda better were to succeed.
He also condemned some Gacaca court officials who have been involved in scandalous bribery cases to conceal evidence against people accused of participating in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
“We need to empower mobilisers more and also make sure we punish wrong doers mostly those who are involved in corruption with an aim of covering up what befell the country over 15 years ago,” Kami cautioned.
On behalf of the NURC, Dian Ingabire Gasana who is in charge of National and Community dialogue commended the residents for identifying the problems that frustrate the country’s development efforts.