Executive Director of I&M Bank Group pays tribute to victims of Genocide against the Tutsi

On 23 December 2022 at 01:40

The Executive Director of I&M Bank Group, Sarit Raja-Shah has said that the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi would have been avoided if the then country’s leaders had promoted unity. He also called on people across the world to work together, live in harmony and shun hatred to prevent the reoccurrence of dark moments that Rwanda experienced.

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.

Sarit Raja-Shah toured different sections of the memorial.
Sarit Raja-Shah was moved by the extreme cruelty with which the Genocide against the Tutsi was perpetrated.
Sarit Raja-Shah paying tribute to victims laid at the memorial.
Sarit Raja-Shah laying a wreath at the mass grave at Kigali Genocide Memorial.