The Board of Directors and employees of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial not only to commemorate the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda but also to learn more about fighting genocide ideology.
Before coming to the memorial, the staff participated in a walk to remember more than a million victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi.
At the memorial, the group began the visit by laying wreaths on the burial place which is the final resting place for more than 250.000 victims of the Genocide. They also observed a minute of silence to honour victims.
The group also toured the memorial’s exhibitions to learn more about the history of the genocide, causes and consequences, as well as the journey Rwandans have taken to reconcile and fight genocide ideology so that “Never again” can be a reality.
Director General of RURA, Major Patrick Nyirishema said that their visit at the memorial had a purpose of commemorating the genocide and learning more about fighting genocide ideology.
“We took a visit at this memorial site in order to learn more about our past but also to remember and give respects to our loved ones no longer with us,”
said Maj. Nyirishema
“As we reflect on our past, let us focus on breaking down the differences and build up to create a legacy of hope and oneness among Rwandans”.
He also commented on everyone’s role in fighting genocide ideology:
“Fighting genocide ideology and its denial should be our personal responsibility if we want to build a brighter future for our next generation”.
Brenda Kasanda, a staff at RURA who visited the memorial site said that she learnt so much about Rwanda’s history and Genocide in particular.
“Visiting this memorial site helps me understand the past and how far Rwanda has come from to be a resilient nation after all that we went through during the Genocide against the Tutsi. I learnt more about the consequences of genocide and its ideology. Now, I feel like I have enough knowledge on Rwanda’s history. Thanks to the Kigali Genocide Memorial team,”