The Ministry of Justice and the National Law Reform Commission staffs visited Murambi Genoside Memorial and the Club Urumuri, a group of young people survived from genoside against Tutsi locate in Huye District.
The Ministry of Justice staffs together with staffs of the National Law Reform Commission visited Murambi Genocide Memorial in Nyamagabe District. According to the Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs in Nyamagabe District; who said that: the Memorial has collected a large number of facts and proofs that clearly shows how genocide was planned and executed and also the role played by French soldiers during genocide. After tributes to the victims, the Minister of Justice / Attorney General and the staff was guided in different parts of memorial including chambers that keep the mummified bodies of the victims. Minister of justice, Karugarama said that it is unbelievable to see how Rwandans could make such atrocities while in their everyday lives they look very kind. He mentioned also that Rwandan people were united by their secular history of peace and the common culture which means that it was not divided by ethnic groups as how it was misinterpreted by the settlers and former governments for personal reasons unmentionable. He mentioned that ethnic groups were mainly referred to social class not physical appearance.
He concluded by advising everybody to be against any ideology that can lead to genocide and other segregation where he said that for everyone who feel like he is Umututsi, Umuhutu or Umutwa , better keep it in your heart instead of dividing our society by your ideology. The staff of Minijust offered Murambi Genocide Memorial Two Hundred thousand Rwandan Francs (200,000 Rwf) in order to support its activities.
The journey continued in Huye district where they visited a group of young orphans who survived from genocide against Tutsi. Members of this group were still young when the genocide started where they lost their parents and they stayed with nobody who could take care of them. So when they started school, they could not even find where to spend holydays while their colleagues went home in their families. The district administration and other sponsors bought to them a house where they started new life. But it was not easy as how it was explained by one of them. But they tried to overcome. by now, some of them have cached high school others are at university level while few of them, got already married. Since 5 years ago the staff of Minijust has built a friendship with this group. On this occasion, they gave them One Million Rwandan Francs (1,000,000 Rwf) to support some of their projects through their association called Club Urumuri.
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