Kwibuka 26: Refrain from divisive, genocidal ideology-CNLG

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 7 April 2020 at 03:24

As Rwandans commemorate the 26th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the National Commission for Unity and Reconciliation (NCUR ) has advised all people to refrain from derogatory remarks and other actions that give room for the propagation of genocide ideology.

The 26th anniversary comes at a time when Rwanda is under lockdown as one of the measures taken to prevent spread of COVID-19 caused by coronavirus that is currently ravaging the world.

NURC in a statement says that commemorating the Genocide is one of the activities that remind the world that the country will never allow genocide to ever happen again and strengthening the process of unity and reconciliation.

"As we commemorate, we urge every Rwandan to remember at home, to feel at home with others, to use the available means of communication by sending comforting messages," the statement says.

“The National Commission for Unity and Reconciliation reminds all to refrain from spreading heart-wrenching rumors, to avoid messages of hatred, ridicule or to spread discrimination and genocidal ideology and other related negative acts.”

The statement says Rwanda’s progress in unity, reconciliation, and reconstruction gives confidence that the future is bright, but everyone needs to continue contributing to the progress on this journey.