ULK/GISENYI CAMPUS WALKS TO REMEMBER THE GENOCIDE AGAINST THE TUTSI IN 1994
On 25th May of every year, ULK/Gisenyi Campus walks to remember the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi in 1994. It is in this framework that yesterday, on 25th May 2017, the entire ULK/Gisenyi Community made it to Sebeya River to pay tribute to the Tutsi who were thrown in it after being slaughtered during the above mentioned tragedy.
The procession started at the campus yard and went on straight along the main road past Rubavu District Headquarters. The Campus officials, teaching staff, administrative staff, support workers, students, associations and clubs, all joined the procession. None was left behind expect security agents.
Upon reaching Sebeya River Bank, few heart-stricken briefings were made by Mr. Dan Turanzinze, the MC. It followed that different dignitaries laid down flowers over the river. That being done, the gathering set off back to the campus to hear the talk for the occasion as well as testimonies from some survivors there present.
During the meeting at the campus, different officials (among whom Prof. Dr MUNYAMASOKO Cyeze Emmanuel) were given the floor. In their remarks, they all highlighted the fact that Rwandans should learn from what their country went through in 1994 to build a bright tomorrow, a tomorrow free of discrimination of any sort.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. RUGOMBOKA, a delegate from Rubavu District and Guest of Honor specifically focused on the theme of the theme pertaining to this year’s commemoration: “Remember the Genocide against the Tutsi Fight Genocide Ideology Build on Our Progress.”
He emphatically said,
Our country has made commendable progress in all sectors. Indeed it’s all about progress beyond imagination owing to the fact the country nearly started from scratch. Being on the right track, we shouldn’t turn back. Let’s keep moving forward and sustain the progress made so far.