He delivered the message after visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi during his visit to Rwanda.
I&M Bank works with AEGIS Trust, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which manages Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Sarit said that visiting the memorial is of great significance as it helped him to learn from the Rwanda’s bitter history that saw over 1 million Tutsis killed on the basis of their identity.
He highlighted that I&M Bank joins Kigali Genocide Memorial located in Gisozi to honour fallen victims and empathize with survivors of Genocide against the Tutsi and assured the lender’s continued support.
Among others, Sarit disclosed that he learnt a lot from Rwanda’s dark history during his visit to the memorial, most importantly, striving for harmony in the society.
As history shows, Sarit said, Rwandans lived in harmony before colonizers divided them which led to the atrocities. He underscored that the reoccurrence of Rwanda’s tragic history can only be avoided if people strive for a peaceful coexistence.
Incorporated in 1963, I&M Bank (Rwanda) Plc is the oldest Bank in Rwanda. It is today one of the leading players in the industry with a strong footprint across the country.
The Bank is also a subsidiary of I&M Group PLC, a leading regional financial services group in Eastern Africa with a presence in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda as well as a joint venture in Mauritius.
I&M Group has a long history in banking and has established a wide network of correspondent banks across the globe and enjoys a strong relationship with leading international Development Financial Institutions.