Kwibuka 30

RALGA Commemorates the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

The Management and staff of Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA) gathered and commemorated the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. They urged parents to explain and teach the history of the Genocide against Tutsi to the young generation as a means to prevent and fight against genocide ideology, while building resilience.  

The event was presided over by the Secretary General of RALGA, Mr Ladislas Ngendahimana, who urged the participants to regularly reflect on the root causes of the genocide against Tutsi in 1994 and to commit to never again.

The Secretary General urged the participants to regularly reflect on the root causes of the genocide and to commit to never again

“KWIBUKA is a moment to reflect on the resilience and the history that Rwanda has gone through. It is also a time to think about what we can do to fight against the genocide ideology that has spread across the Great Lakes Region, especially in the Democratic Republic of Rwanda”.

Mr Serubanza Faustin, the Manager of Corporate Services at RALGA, gave the talk on Kwibuka30, using the guiding paper that was prepared by the Ministry of National Unity and Civic Engagement.

Mr Serubanza Faustin gave the talk on Kwibuka 30

After the talk, participants exchanged on the journey of resilience amongst Rwandans after the genocide against the Tutsi and different ways to fight the genocide ideology in Rwanda and beyond. They committed to join their forces to ensure never again becomes a reality.

Thereafter, participants ignited the light of hope.

RALGA Staff igniting the light of hope

“Lighting the light of hope is not a formality, not a ceremony. It is an assurance and commitment that Rwanda will never fail again. Rwanda has risen from ashes, and the victims of the genocide against Tutsi won’t be forgotten. We shall forever remember them and honor their memory”, Ngendahimana said.