What does Rwanda’s Liberation Day mean to you?

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L-R:IRENE SHEREMA;GEOFFREY KIKOMEKO KASATO;DONATI NDIMUBANZI;THERESE KAYIJUKA UMWIZA
L-R:IRENE SHEREMA;GEOFFREY KIKOMEKO KASATO;DONATI NDIMUBANZI;THERESE KAYIJUKA UMWIZA

IRENE SHEREMA
- Businesswoman, Remera-Kigali.

“I was born in Rwanda but I couldn’t study freely; there was no free movement of people; now we are enjoying what our brothers and sisters fought for during the liberation struggle.”

GEOFFREY KIKOMEKO KASATO
- Ugandan Businessman.

“Rwandans were liberated from being colonized by their fellow Rwandans and, today, Rwanda is a free country, people have the right to movement, freedom of association, free economy (there is free entry and exit). The infrastructure is being developed, there’s security, people work and move throughout the night. For those reasons, I made Rwanda my second home”

DONATI NDIMUBANZI - Motorcyclist, Remera.

“I grew up in a remote village and when the former dictatorial, greedy and genocidal regime fell on July 4th, 1994, I was personally liberated. My eyes opened and, today, I am in Kigali working and earning a living. Above all, we have security.”

THERESE KAYIJUKA UMWIZA
- Administrator

“July 4th is a very important day for me because I grew up in DR Congo and our rights as Rwandans were limited. Many Rwandans couldn’t study since they were living in a foreign country.  Today Rwanda is a country where a revolution in rights for women has taken place since women make up 56 percent of parliament and life is changing fast for women.”

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