By Elias Hakizimana.
USA Ambassador in Rwanda has visited Nyamata Genocide memorial site and announced a second grant from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation of $100,000 to the CNLG for conservation of textiles in this memorial.
“We believe the memory of what happened here and in so many other places across Rwanda must be preserved,”said Peter Vrooman and added,” We are re very proud to contribute in a meaningful way to preserving the memory of the lives lost in the genocide.”
After touring the memorial and laying wreath to honor victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi killed in Nyamata church, the USA AmbRwanda wrote a heartfelt message in the memorial guests’ book. He said: “Mukomere: Be strong”.
The Executive Secretary of the CNLG, Dr Jean D’Amascene Bizimana expressed his sincere gratitude for the 100,000 USD grant (approximately eighty-five million Rwandan Francs (85,000,000 Frw), for phase two of the project.
The Vice President of Ibuka_Rwanda in Bugesera District ,Jean Pierre Nambajimana declared that Genocide survivors are thankful for the support provided by the USAmbRwanda since it will help young generations (Rwandan and foreigners) to know and testify the truth of what happened in Bugesera.
The efforts ensure monitoring and long term preservation of the building and clothes and to continue providing training on preservation of clothes and other genocide evidence, to CNLG employees, stakeholders and the representatives of the remaining 16 districts.
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