Bank of Africa staff honor genocide victims at Kamonyi memorial

By IGIHE
On 20 May 2019 at 05:30

The management and staff of Bank of Africa have visited Kamonyi genocide Memorial in Gacurabwenge sector of Kamonyi district in Southern Province to honor over 47,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi laid there.

The event held on 17th May 2019 was preceded by laying wreaths at mass graves where 47,409 victims from neighboring sectors are laid to rest.

Wellars Kayirangwa, a survivor in the area said Tutsi were persecuted and deprived of their rights until the genocide plan was executed when Interahamwe set roadblocks to kill them.

Bank of Africa, Managing Director, Mr. Abderrahmane Belbachir said the Bank consoles with Rwandans especially Kamonyi residents to honor genocide victims.

“We are here to remember and honor victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi,” he said.

Bank of Africa Rwanda, a subsidiary of Bank of Africa Group has different initiatives to give back to the community.

Belbachir said in line with these initiatives the Bank provided a contribution to renovate the memorial.

“As Rwanda commemorates for the 25th time the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi we have donated Rwf1 million for the renovation of Kamonyi memorial,” he revealed.

The management of Bank of Africa also promised Rwf1 million support to a cooperative of genocide survivors in Kamonyi in development projects.

The vice president of IBUKA in Kamonyi district, Benedata Zacharie hailed Bank of Africa for joining the district in commemoration of genocide victims.

“It is of great value to see people supporting and condoling with us because we have needy orphans and widows in our district. This is what you have done today,” he said.

Last year, Bank of Africa donated funds for maintenance of Kigali Genocide Memorial.

In 2017, Bank of Africa provided a grinding machine to ‘Abarikumwe’, a group of 24 genocide survivors living in Gishaka village, Nyagasozi cell of Bumbogo sector in Gasabo district.

Bank of Africa Group has branches in 18 countries born from BMCE Bank based in Morocco.

It opened shop in Rwanda on 9th December 2016. It has so far opened 14 branches in the country.

The management and staff of Bank of Africa have visited Kamonyi genocide Memorial in Gacurabwenge
The event was preceded by laying wreaths at mass graves where 47,409 victims from neighboring sectors are laid to rest
Bank of Africa, Managing Director, Mr. Abderrahmane Belbachir, writing in the book of guests
Bank of Africa's Managing Director, Mr. Abderrahmane Belbachir, handing a cheque to the vice president of IBUKA in Kamonyi district, Benedata Zacharie
Bank of Africa Staff took a moment to honor lost lives during the 1994 Genocide agaisnt the Tutsi

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