Rwanda celebrates 21yrs of liberation from genocide govt
Rwanda will today mark twenty one years since the Rwandan Patriotic Army stopped the Genocide against the Tutsi. The 21st anniversary of liberation, known in Kinyarwanda as Kwibohora21, will be marked by President Kagame meeting with residents of Gicumbi â€“ one of the most historically significant region in the Liberation of Rwanda.
This year, liberation events and activities will take place across the country at the community level under the theme â€œProsperity in the dignityâ€.
Kwibohora21 activities include the inauguration of projects built by the Rwanda Defense Forces in collaboration with various public institutions. The projects include a health post, six classrooms at Gishambashayo Primary School, construction of a modern market, supply of electricity and water to Gishambashayo School and Rubaya Health Centre in Rubaya District and the rehabilitation of 11 km Gatuna-Rubaya road.
During this yearâ€™s Army Week, Rwanda Defence Force also provided medical care to more than 10,000 people in medical services such as ophthalmology, dental Care, gynecology, pediatrics, voluntary counseling and testing as well as voluntary medical male circumcision at Rubaya, Rutare and Rushaki Health Centers.
Liberation Day is held every year on 4 July, marking the day the Rwandan Patriotic Army liberated Kigali leading to the end of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Kwibohora21 is an opportunity to share Rwandaâ€™s liberation story, the journey of unity and reconciliation since 1994 and the countryâ€™s vision of shared prosperity.