The Minister of Education Dr. Vincent Biruta has thanked Burera residents and leadership for all the support given to the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi survivors.
The Minister thanked them on the 13th/04/2013 while concluding the 19th commemoration period of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Burera district where he said that everything went on as planned during the whole one week’s period
“These people have contributed a lot in getting support for the genocide survivors, helping them become self-reliant, and this is why we have to thank them”, said Biruta.
The contribution made to the survivors was about Rwf 17million, with 500.000USh, about 1ton of maize, which will all go into helping them with the different problems they face.
Francoise Kayitesi a genocide survivor with 3 children who had nowhere to stay was able to get a house and other home necessities like beds, mattresses, and food stuffs.
Some of the genocide survivors got gardens from which the can do farming and therefore be able to live better lives.
The minister asked Burera residents to continue with this good heart so that they can help the survivors also develop and become self-reliant in life.
“The contributions made will be used to help the survivors and it will be accounted for every year”, added on the minister.
“If problems still exist then we will have to take another step, collect funds which will help solve such problems”, explained Biruta.
Concluding the commemoration period in Burera took place at Rugarama memorial site which has about 46 bodies of the genocide victims.