Speaker urges parents to inculcate spirit of love and peace among children

On 22 September 2017 at 08:45

Rwandans recognize the value of peace following their past which was filled with violence. This is the reason parents should avoid domestic violence which still undermines peace in the country, Donatille Mukabarisa, the speaker of Parliament has said.

Mukabalisa who was speaking on Thursday in the celebration of ‘International Day of Peace’ in Rwanda said that attained development in the country is a result of well sustained peace and that few pockets of domestic violence in different households hampers peace and development.

“Rwandans know better the value of peace; we have suffered a lot during insecurity periods that were caused by bad leadership. Through good leadership, we have restored our peace” she said.

She emphasized that disputes among partners, murders and suicides among others, still present challenges in creating harmony.

“We have good leadership and political will but I don’t understand why we still have domestic violence. Parents should remember to talk to children and inculcate love and spirit of work among them,” she advised.

Mukabalisa called on youth to avoid use of drugs and avoid bad behaviors which sometimes lead them into human trafficking and other related activities that destabilize security.

The president of National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), Bishop John Rucyahana said that parents need to behave properly in front of their children by training them to champion for peace.

This year’s International Day of Peace is celebrated under the theme “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”