Morocco Justice Minister commends Rwanda’s success after genocide

On 21 January 2019 at 09:43

Moroccan Justice Minister Mohamed Auajjar has commended Rwanda for the big steps it has made in unity and reconciliation after dark moments it went through during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

Minister Auajjar made the remarks on Sunday after a delegation he leads visited Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site where they paid tribute to 250,000 victims laid to rest there.

Minister Auajjar and his delegation arrived at Gisozi Memorial Site, accompanied by the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), Dr. Jean Damascène Bizimana.

At Gisozi, the Moroccan delegation was shown a documentary film about the bitter times Tutsi went through in the 100 days that left more than a million lives lost in Rwanda.

They visited different parts of Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site as they were explained the history of divisions which led to the 1994 genocide.

Auajjar said what happened is beyond human imagination and efforts should be made to ensure it never happens again.

“My delegation and I were very much touched by what we saw at this site. It was a time to be witnesses of bitter times Rwanda went through but which Rwanda left behind and rebuilt the unity among Rwandans on a foundation of human values, culture, peace and human rights,” he said.

“What President Kagame did here [in Rwanda] makes us Africans proud of his generosity, Rwanda’s strength and capacity in rebuilding itself in a very short time after the genocide. It is a great human, social, cultural and economic success,” he observed adding that Rwanda’s jucidiciary needs to add more efforts in searching for genocide suspects still at large around the world.

Mohammed Auajjar will hold special bilateral talks with Rwanda’s Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye on Monday January 21 seeking to enhance bilateral partnership in the justice sector.

The Moroccan delegation was shown a film explaining the history of divisions that led to genocide that saw over a million lives lost in only 100 days
Morocco Justice Minister Mohammed Auajjar signing in the visitors' book at Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site