KPMG Rwanda Staff visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay respects to the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi and learn about Rwanda’s history of the Genocide against the Tutsi.
The team began the visit by touring the memorial’s exhibitions to learn about the cause and consequences of Genocide, as well as the journey that Rwanda has been taking to rebuild and prevent Genocide from happening again.
They ended their tour with a laying of wreaths on the burial place which is the final resting place for more than 250.000 victims of the Genocide.
After touring the memorial site, the KPMG staff left messages of hope and remembrance in the memorial’s guest book. Steven Enright, KPMG General Manager said that Rwandans must work together and hard to rebuild the country.
“I couldn’t find any explanation which can explain why Tutsis were massacred at this instinct. The killed people could contribute to building a better Rwanda, but they didn’t get that chance. I call upon every Rwandans to work harder enough in order to rebuild this country and fulfill the gap left by Genocide victims. We must never allow genocide to happen anywhere else in the world,” said Steven
Teddy Kaberuka, KPMG staff and Genocide survivor also shared impressions after the visit:
“I can’t find any words to describe how sad I am after going back in these memories. My message to the young people, I urge them to work hard and rebuild their nation because the energy that has been used to destroy has to absolutely get used to rebuild. We also have to fight the genocide ideology so it wont happen again,” said Teddy.