17 December 2012

Rwanda: President Lays Foundation Stone for Liberation Museum

President Paul Kagame today laid the foundation stone at the proposed Liberation Museum in Mulindi Sector in Gicumbi District.

The event was part of a flurry of activity in the run-up to the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front's Silver Jubilee celebrations on Thursday, December 20.

At the ceremony, Kagame, also RPF chairman, paid tribute to Gicumbi residents for their support during the 1990-94 liberation struggle, saying their collaboration with the then rebels was significant in winning the war.

The museum will be constructed near a cave which served as the headquarters of the RPF movement which would topple the genocidal regime on July 4, 1994.

The RPF/A struggle was launched on October 1, 1990, with the objective of fighting the injustice and discrimination that had characterised Rwanda for decades.

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