RURA donate Rwf10 million to Kigali Genocide memorial centre


Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has donated Rwf10 million to Kigali Genocide Memorial Center in Gisozi to support a wide range of activities run by the memorial.

The financial support was delivered on April 28 at the memorial centre where the staff from RURA converged to pay their respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The commemoration started with a ‘Walk to Remember’from Kinamba to the memorial centre where they were given a guided tour of the memorial exhibitions which tells the Rwandan history before, during and after the Genocide.

They also toured parts of the memorial dedicated to children and other genocides that happened around the world, laid wreaths in memory of over 250, 000 Genocide victims resting there.

They also observed a minute of silence in honour of over one million innocent lives killed during one hundred days 23 years ago.

Speaking at Gisozi, the Director General of RURA, Maj. Patrick Nyirishema, said: “We are aware that you are involved in a number of projects from supporting genocide survivors to peace building programmes, and we are glad to be part of the process.”

He added that as part of its corporate social responsibilities, RURA has been taking part in supporting genocide survivors and remain committed to contribute in preserving Genocide memories and memorial sites in particular.

He further urged those present to contemplate on their individual responsibility in fighting Genocide ideology.

“As we gather here today, we can attest that no one benefitted from genocide; be it to the perpetrators or any other person. Fighting should be our personal responsibility if we want to build a future for our next generation,” he said.

The Director General thanked all those who contributed financial support to towards the activities of the memorial centre.