Commemorating activities will last for 100 days symbolizing the period that the Genocide lasted.
The day is dedicated to remembering politicians who opposed the former regime’s plans to exterminate Tutsis.
Dr. Kalinda commended countries using international law to prosecute genocide suspects and urged others to follow suit.
He noted that some countries have not yet understood their role in fighting genocide and its ideology, citing nations that shield genocide fugitives.
In 2021, the Prosecution revealed that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had received the most arrest warrants for genocide fugitives (408) in Africa.
Uganda received 277 warrants, while Ghana and Benin received a smaller number.
Despite this, some African countries have not made progress in trying these suspects.
In total, over 1,000 arrest warrants have been sent to various countries, including European nations.
Dr. Kalinda also addressed the issue of genocide denial and trivialization, identifying the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) as key drivers of this ideology.
He urged everyone, particularly the youth, to combat genocide ideology and work together for peace in Rwanda.
Elisabeth Mukamana, Spokesperson of the Political Parties Forum, honored the politicians who were killed for their bravery and commitment to a non-discriminatory country.
She criticized the genocidal government and called on current political parties to promote humanity and unity among members.
Dr. Bizimana Jean Damascène, Minister of National Unity and Civic Engagement (MINUBUMWE), emphasized that the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was the result of decades of harmful politics and condemned politicians seeking to spread ethnic division and undermine Rwandan unity.
Politicians laid to rest at Rebero include Landouard Ndasingwa (PL), Charles Kayiranga (PL), Jean de la Croix Rutaremara (PL), Augustin Rwayitare (PL), Aloys Niyoyita (PL), Venantie Kabageni (PL), Andre Kameya (PL), Frederic Nzamurambaho (former president of PSD and Minister of Agriculture), Felicien Ngango (PSD), Jean Baptiste Mushimiyimana (PSD), Faustin Rucogoza (MDR) and Joseph Kavaruganda, the former President of Supreme Court.
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