Districts’ failure to renovate memorials irks MPs

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 10 February 2017 saa 05:57
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Members of Parliament have raised concern over district leaders’ perpetual failure to renovate genocide memorials despite repeated reminders.

The concern was raised yesterday as the parliamentary committee on unity, human rights and fight against genocide presented the report from their recent visits to various parts of the country.

The visits aimed at evaluating the progress of implementing resolutions of the latter and others of the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) to renovate memorials.

Francois Byabarumwanzi, the chairperson of the committee on unity, human rights and fight against genocide and other MPs highlighted how severe the matter is in most districts where memorial sites are dilapidated.

“For instance Muhoza Genocide Memorial has not bern renovated despite the incessant reminders. Reports prove no progress from previous years up to date. MPs visited memorials, advised leaders and after a while no progress has been made. Shouldn’t they ask the district and the Ministry of Sports and Culture to execute the projects? “Wondered MP Manirarora.

The other memorial in sorry state sited was Komine Rouge in Rubavu district whose construction, they observed has dragged on for far too long.

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Francois Byabarumwanzi, the chairperson of the parliamentary committee on unity, human rights and fight against genocide.

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