The Presidential Order determining modalities for consolidation of memorial sites of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi for better preservation was issued on 27th May 2019.
The order stipulates that memorial sites for the Genocide against the Tutsi are permanent and shall not be moved. However, if deemed necessary and for their better maintenance, memorial sites for the Genocide against the Tutsi may be merged.
Under the said Presidential Order, when memorial sites for the Genocide against the Tutsi are consolidated, depending on specific history of a site from which a memorial has been moved, a sign reminiscent of that history must remain at the site.
The Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), Dr Bizimana Jean Damascène has told IGIHE that the intention is to keep well-preserved memorials holding history and having enough space that can facilitate students to learn easily.
“There are some memorials built by individuals yet genocide memorials normally belong to the Government which preserves them. The Government wants to keep memorials that can be well-maintained forever within available means to preserve such history,” he said.