The Speaker of parliament Hon Mukabalisa Donathile has advised the youth to uphold the values and foundation of peace that have been attained in Rwanda through sacrifice which has fed into the country’s development.
Mukabalisa gave the advice today at the parliamentary buildings as Rwanda joined the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Peace where the youth have held talks with various leaders in the country.
“As Rwandans, we are witnesses to what either presence or absence of peace can translate into. We have built a secure Rwanda to the extent that international community and representatives from foreign lands come to learn from us. Besides, we strive to build foundations of peace in other countries,” she said.
She requested the youth to maintain the attained peace resulting from the good leadership led by President Paul Kagame. The speaker tasked the youth to resist people intending to destabilize peace including parents teaching children genocide ideology, to avoid extremism and terrorism, human trafficking among other repulsive acts but instead direct their efforts in rebuilding the beautiful Rwanda.
The Minister in the office of the presidency, Tugireyezu Venantie has also told the youth to keep striving for peace and a brighter future of the country.
She asked the youth to stand against wrong acts like those of the then youth in 1994 that got involved in genocide.
Mahoro Eric, one of the founders of Never Again Rwanda has said that the youth have been awakened to strive for peace like other Rwandans in general adding that more remain to be done including survivors harbouring unhealed wounds.