President Paul Kagame has lit the flame of remembrance as the country begins the 23rd commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Kagame who was along with First Lady have been joined by AU Chairperson Moussa Fakito in honor of over 1million victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
A he launched the commemoration; Kagame advised Rwandans on relentless efforts in rebuilding the country following the 1994 genocide against Tutsi and comforted genocide survivors.
“The best answer to this tragedy is to work every day to build this nation for every Rwandan and anyone who wishes to live here.”
He told genocide survivors that “You are not alone. You have lost your families but there is one family that still belongs to you: our nation.This nation is your family; it is the family of every Rwandan.”
Kagame thanked those in Africa who took a stand against denial of the Genocide against the Tutsi, resisting those who tried to turn victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi into perpetrators and recognized individuals such as Capt. Diagne of Senegal and Ghanaian peacekeepers who chose to do the right thing.