The call was made on Friday 22nd April 2022 during the commemoration of former BRD employees and clients killed during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
The ceremony held at the bank’s headquarters was held in compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures whereby some mourners attended the event virtually.
“Our contribution as BRD employees are to stand united against resist Genocide deniers from wherever be it at work or home. Let us take the lead to promote unity,” said the CEO of BRD, Kampeta Sayingoza.
She also comforted Genocide survivors and requested relatives of killed BRD employees to gather related information to preserve history.
“These are difficult times for our country and a good occasion for us to honor our relatives killed for their innate personality. I would like to request people whose relatives worked with BRD to collaborate with us to gather relevant information to keep their memories,” noted Kampeta.
Ange Ishimwe, one of participants from families with relatives who worked with BRD thanked the bank for organizing such an event paying tribute to Genocide victims.
The President of IBUKA, Egide Nkuranga, who was the guest of honor commended BRD for relentless support to Genocide survivors.
This year, BRD connected 30 families of Genocide survivors in Kamonyi district with solar energy.
The 1994 Genocide against Tutsi took lives of over 1 million victims in 100 days.