The United States of America’s ambassador to Rwanda, Erica J. Barks-Ruggles, has commended Rwanda’s participation in peace and security keeping after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
Erica was speaking Thursday during the dialogue on unity and reconciliation that brought together leaders from across the country.
The dialogue was held at the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP) at Gisozi, Kigali, organized by ‘Healing our Communities’ a Rwf 933 million USAID project that at aims at promoting dialogue on unity and reconciliation and linking leadership with population.
The project has so far organized dialogues in eight districts which have enabled leaders from different levels understand people problems and share ideas on their solutions.
Erica hailed the participants and commended the results from the project.
“US government is pleased to support this project. We thank Rwanda for the post genocide’s achievements in peace sustaining. We are pleased to partner in promoting peace, unity and reconciliation among Rwandans” she said.
Also present were different government officials from National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), Minister of Infrastructure, James Musoni, representatives of different ministries and some members of parliament.
Rwanda has registered good achievements in peace-keeping, unity, security and economy. However there is still need for more efforts and collaboration with different institutions to foster unity and reconciliation in communities.
Healing our Communities Project works in eight Districts; Gicumbi, Gakenke, Karongi, Nyamasheke, Rubavu, Kirehe, Bugesera na Gisagara and implemented by different stakeholders.