Last Week, Rwandan youth marched from the Parliamentary Building to Amahoro National Stadium during the “Walk to Remember” as they marked the 16th Genocide Commemoration Week.
The march was organized by CNLG, Peace and Love Proclaimers, Aegis Students and As We Forgive Rwanda initiative.
It attracted Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, senior government officials and youth from different parts of the country.
The youth were urged by Jean de Dieu Mucyo, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), to build a united Rwanda through learning from what the country experienced 16 years ago.
“The youth of Rwanda have the great responsibility to learn from their past and work together to build a united country, free of genocide ideology,” Mucyo said.
He also said that the ‘Walk To Remember’ was a great way of raising awareness about the negative effects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
There were a number of youth who turned up.
“The walk to remember was not about remembering so that people can revenge, but it was a way of making sure that we recall what happened 16 years back so that efforts and strategies are devised to unite and avoid such horrific moments from happening in our motherland,” said Sarah Kayirbwa, 21, a teacher who participated in the march.
Another student, Albert Munyaneza, 22, of Rwanda Tourism University College(RTUC) who also participated in the ‘Walk To Remember,’ said.
“It’s time for the youth to realize that we have to work together and avoid situations that take us back, we should focus on a brighter future.”
“Let us come together to develop our country and this can only be achieved when we Rwandans develop the spirit of togetherness so that we can unite and work together,” he added.