Staff of RDB (Rwanda Development Board) and Nyungwe National Park on Friday visited the Bisesero Genocide Memorial in Karongi district to honor the lives that were lost during the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.
The Bisesero Genocide Memorial is commonly known as the memorial of resistance because over 4000 residents of Bisesero and other neighboring sectors banded together during the month of May in 1994 to fight the Interahamwe militia and government soldiers who carried out the mass murders.
Out of over 50,000 Tutsis who took refuge in the hills of Bisesero, only 1300 survived.
Leading the delegation, Viateur Nzabanita, the RDB Head of the Strategic Capacity Development Department handed over a donation of Rwf 4 million to the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) for the maintenance of the site and continuing the fight against genocide ideology.
“The purpose of this visit is for all of us to learn from our dark past and do all it takes so that it never happens again. We extend our condolences to all those who lost their loved ones in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.”