RPPA staff donate foodstuffs, livestock to 16 families of genocide widows

By IGIHE
On 4 June 2019 at 09:41

The staff of Rwanda Public Procurement Authority (RPPA) have donated food stuffs and livestock to 16 families of widows of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Shyogwe sector, Muhanga district. The widows come together in ‘Dufatanye’ group.

The donations delivered on Friday followed a visit to Kabgayi genocide memorial where they laid wreaths on graves in honor of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Each beneficiary family received 25 kgs of rice, African wrapper, Kitenge, eight kgs of sugar, and two cartons of soap. In addition two of the families received cash donations to buy either two pigs or two goats.

Beneficiaries hailed the support that came in handy.

Espérance Mukagasana, who is in the first Ubudehe category said: “We are grateful for donations. Indeed received livestock will be the foundation for my agri-business project.”

Another beneficiary Euphrasie Nyiramasuka said the gesture gives hope that they are not left behind in development.

The executive secretary of Shyogwe sector, Vedaste Habinshuti hailed the support noting that it signifies a lot to beneficiaries wellbeing.

" The donors have comforted us and contributed to our welfare," he stressed.

The Director General of RPPA, Augustus Seminega revealed that the kind act was meant to demonstrate the brotherhood and remind those mothers that they won’t walk alone along the resilience journey.

" We decided to support this group after consulting with CNLG and establishing the main pressing issue facing them." he said.

The donations of foodstuff and livestock were worth over Ref 1.5 million.

RPPA organizes such charities annually joining the rest of Rwandans to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The staff of RPPA donated food stuffs and livestock to 16 families of widows of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Shyogwe sector
The staff of RPPA visited Kabgayi genocide memorial where they laid wreaths on graves in honor of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi
The Director General of RPPA, Augustus Seminega said that the kind act was meant to demonstrate the brotherhood

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