The New Times (Kigali)

30 March 2014

Rwanda: First Lady Renovates House for Musanze Survivors

The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, yesterday joined around 3000 residents of Busogo sector and around 350 youth (who were part of Kwibuka Conversation the day before) for the Global Umuganda.

This Umuganda consisted of working on a road and re-constructing homes for genocide survivors. 83 year old Nyiramategeko Esther, widowed during the Genocide against Tutsi in 1994, was one of the survivors whose home was refurbished.

Mrs. Kagame also donated 10 cows to needy families in Busogo sector. In her speech, the First Lady started by sharing. President Kagame's greetings. She then reminded the youth that Rwanda believes in them and that the leadership is ready to assist them, to become better and better.

She also called upon everyone to work together so that genocide never happens again. The First Lady ended her brief message by thanking everyone for their collective hard work.

Other remarks were given by the Mayor of Musanze: Mrs. Winifrida Mpembyemungu, Nothern Province Governor Aime Bosenibamwe and the Minister of Youth and ICT, Philbert Nsengimana.

As Rwanda prepares to Remember the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for the 20th time, the Global Umuganda and Kwibuka Conversations serve to show solidarity with survivors and support them as much as possible.

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