Minister Juma Al Hamli visited the memorial with his accompanying delegation from UAE and Rwandan officials led by Gaspard Musonera, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA).
Al Hamli and his delegation were taken through the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and how bad leadership culminated into the preparation and execution of genocide. They also toured different facilities of the memorial and laid wreaths to mass graves where 259,000 victims are laid to rest.
Minister Juma Al Hamli said he was moved by tragic history Rwanda experienced and hailed the country’s resilience under the leadership of President Paul Kagame.
“I have been moved by what happened in Rwanda. I would like to commend Rwandans and the Government of Rwanda for creating the room for the world to learn from bitterness of fruits from hatred and violence,” he said.
“I thank President Kagame who built the memorial helping people to remember victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. It is a place for remembrance not only for Rwandans but also for the rest of humanity,” added Juma.
Located in Gisozi sector of Gasabo district, Kigali Genocide Memorial was built in 1999.