Southern Province remembers former employees killed in the Genocide
For the first time, staff of the Southern Province on June 23, came together to remember more than 101 colleagues who were killed in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
As part of the commemoration activities, the Province staff visited Nyanza Genocide memorial site in Busasamana sector of Nyanza district where they laid wreaths on mass graves.
While giving his remarks, Aphonse Munyantwari, the governor of Southern Province noted that the province has been documented regarding more than 101 employees who were killed in the genocide.
â€œWhat happened is a crime against humanity; therefore, itâ€™s a responsibility for all of us to remember the innocent people who lost their lives,â€ he pointed out.
The governor noted that the commemoration period is a time to remember those who lost their lives during the Genocide and to comfort the survivors.
The event was also marked by testimonies from children of Southern provinceâ€™s former staff who were killed in the Genocide and survivors who used to work with the province before the genocide.