Rwanda : Avoid complacency in promoting Unity and reconciliation-NURC official warns local leaders
NYAGATARE: The vice president of the National Unity and reconciliation commission (NURC), Xaveline Uwimana has warned local leaders in Nyagatare district to avoid the culture of complacency in promoting Unity and reconciliation values.
She made a call on Tuesday, while meeting with local leaders, religious and private sector representatives in the district to discuss the progress made in promoting unity and reconciliation in the district.
In a dialogue that was characterized by contradictions over failure by stakeholders to speed up unity and reconciliation activities in the district, NURC vice president blamed them for not working to the norms and values of true Rwandan leaders.
“I am shocked to realized that there is no functioning unity and reconciliation forum in Nyagatare…this is a blame everyone should take,” said NURC official.
“The history of our country forces us to make Unity and reconciliation a priority in good governance. That is why the commission is attached to the office of the president that foresees every step taken in attaining reconciliation of all Rwandans.”
Participants attributed changes in leadership positions in the district as the main reason for creepy implementation of reconciliation activities in the district.
“Take an example of the last three or five months. There has been leadership changes mainly in good governance positions in the district…these are the focal point offices charged with monitoring and implementing unity and reconciliation programmes,” complained one of the participants.
In response, however, NURC vice president blamed participants for being complacent in delivering to their expectations.
“It doesn’t mean that if a top leader steps down all other functioning departments stops…committed people are those even perform in transition period,” she said.