The governor Eastern Province Odette Uwamariya said that the main thing that can be done to help genocide survivors overcome trauma is helping them with their day to day problems.
The governor said this after confirmation from the mayor of Kayonza district John Mugabo on the 12/04/2013, of a very big deduction in the number of genocide survivors still with the problem, which gives hope that these people are overcoming the bad history the faced and now working to development.
“Though there is a reduction in trauma amongst the survivors, these people still move with such and this is the reason we have to help them with other problems especially in their homes”, said Uwamariya.
She added on saying that the government will continue helping the genocide survivors with their problems to help them overcome they trauma they live in.
She called them on not to stay with the memory of the bad history but instead to work hard and be able to develop.
The genocide survivors in Kayonza therefore thanked the government for all the efforts put in helping them overcome their problems.
“I would like to thank the government for increasing the number of genocide survivor students it supports in the different universities, for the houses constructed for many”, said Ignace Munyabuhoro the representative of the survivors in Kayonza.
She asked the different district leaders and the government to continue helping them promising to put all the government programmes organised for them into practice.