The poor and vulnerable genocide survivors of 1994 will be supported for development during the 19th National memorial, according to the Nyamagabe district genocide memorial committee in their first meeting preparing the memorial on Tuesday the 5th.Feb.2013.
“We have always contributed financially and other things to support the 1994 genocide survivors in need but now are going to do it to develop them permanently” says Emile Byiringiro the vice mayor of social affairs in the district and in charge of genocide memorial.
Byiringiro says they are preparing not giving financial support to the vulnerable genocide survivors but to find them projects to do or give cows to get them out of poverty for long lasting development.
During the 18th memorial period, every sector had a goal to give out at least 2 cows to genocide survivors in need and this will also be applied again and above that profitable projects that can be of use to the genocide survivors.
“Since Girinka program is uplifting our people from poverty, we thought it could be a good idea to try it again as well as think of other projects like trading or farming that can be profitable to the genocide survivors” said Byiringiro.
This committee has started preparing people to participate in the 19th National Memorial and health workers are to start training so as to be able to support the traumatized people during the memorial in April 2013.
The Musange genocide Memorial site in Nyamagabe district which got ruined where water enters inside the building will be reconstructed so that the bodies put to rest there be kept safe and for a long period of time they are meant to be.
Everyone’s participation is needed for the success of the 19th National memorial.