The staff of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) on June 4, visited Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi to pay tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. At the memorial, the RMB staff watched a documentary about the history of the Genocide against Tutsi and were briefed on how the 1994 tragedy unfolded.
Led by Hon. Francis GATARE, the CEO of RMB, the employees laid wreaths on graves and observed a minute of silence in honour of the victims.
In his address to fellow RMB staff, the CEO said that the fight against Genocide denial in all forms should be everyone’s task: “Let’s continue to fight genocide deniers and those who promote double genocide theory. We must fight them, in words, in writings and anywhere else they appear.”
The vice president of IBUKA (the umbrella organisation of Genocide survivors associations) in Nyarugenge district, city of Kigali, Nizeyimana Olivier took RMB staff through the background of the Genocide against the Tutsi and reminded them that the genocide did not begin in just one day. “Genocide against Tutsi was prepared; those of you who were mature know it. The Genocide itself was a climax of a long extermination agenda.” He said.