BUGESERA — Former university Genocide survivors students grouped under an association known by French acronym GAERG, ‘Groupe des Anciens Etudiants Rescapés du Génocede’ on Tuesday visited Ntarama Genocide Memorial site, to pay tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
The assocation president Abdel Aziz Mwiseneza, in his speech decried the massacres during Genocide.
“The killers wanted to exterminate whole of the Tutsi to the extent that there are some Tutsi families which were completely wiped out. Nobody survived to tell the story, and their homes are now wiped off our family circles,” Mwiseneza said yesterday.
He expalined that this was the reason they had set out to remember those families whose members were completely exterminated while honouring other victims.
Part of a survey which was conducted by GAERG indicates that over 800 families were completely wiped out during the Genocide.
Mwiseneza appealed to Rwandans to offer their efforts in the rebuilding of the country while ensuring that the Genocide never happens again.
Senator Antoine Mugesera, who accompanied the group, thanked the association members for initiating the idea and encouraged them to continue their survey in order to establish the exact number of families which were completely decimated.