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17.03.2017 10:44 Age: 154 days

CNLG meet stakeholders to assess preparations for the 23rd commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi

On 15th March 2017, the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) met with key stakeholders to assess preparations for the 23rd commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.

Dr Jean-Damascène Bizimana, the Executive secretary of CNLG said preparations were on right track, and hoped for a smooth running of the due ceremonies.

 “Three lectures to be used have already been elaborated, and CNLG employees have been trained about them. Districts have also provided us with lists of people to be trained on those papers from 21st March to 24th March 2017 so that they can train those who will give those lectures at Sector, Cell and village levels so as to have the training process concluded by the 4th of April”,Dr Bizimana explained.

He added that a consultative meeting with journalists was held for better coverage and reporting of commemoration stories.

Dr Yvonne Kayiteshonga, the director of Mental Health Division in Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) said that health centers and hospitals across the country have been prepared with all necessary logistics to handle any case of trauma.

 She said that different groups of people including members of the Association of Student Survivors of the Genocide (AERG) and volunteers of the Red Cross are currently being trained on handling trauma cases.

Julienne Uwacu, the Sport and Culture Minister who graced the meeting commended the current progress in preparations and urged the organizing team to do their best to fix mishaps that occurred in previous Kwibuka ceremonies.

                                                      


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