Staff Members of Africa Improved Foods (AIF) Rwanda have paid tribute to over one million victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and visited Kigali Genocide Memorial to learn how the Genocide was planned, executed, its devastation and the recovery over the last 23 years.
Led by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Amar Ali, the group toured the memorial, yesterday, and laid wreaths on mass graves in tribute to more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against Tutsi laid to rest there.
The visit was in line with the 23rd Genocide commemoration (Kwibuka23) under the theme “Remember the Genocide against the Tutsi, Fight Genocide Ideology, Build on Our Progress.”
The team which was mainly comprised of the Company’s Management got to learn about the consequences of the Genocide and how Rwandans are steadily rebuilding the nation by promoting social cohesion and reconciliation.
Amar conceded that Genocide against the Tutsi was a very humbling yet baffling experience.
“The fact that Rwandans have found it in their hearts to forgive and actually build something new is very inspiring not just to me or Rwandans in general but to the whole continent. Not many people do that. It’s very inspiring to witness and be part of,” Amar said.
- AIF CEO Amar (right) lay wreaths on mass graves at Kigali Genocide Memorial, on Wednesday.
- AIF CEO Amar delivers message to staff at Kigali Genocide Memorial, on Wednesday.
- AIF CEO Amar delivers remarks to staff at Kigali Genocide Memorial, on Wednesday.
- AIF Rwanda Staff lay wreaths on mass graves at Kigali Genocide Memorial
- AIF Rwanda Staff pay tribute to Genocide Victims at Kigali Genocide Memorial.
By Jean d’Amour Mugabo