The prisoners and people under correctional services in Cyangugu main prison find their role in the development of the country much desired. In this regard, they built 5 classrooms of the 9 and 12 Years Basic Education in Mururu sector.
Prisoners building classrooms
The people in correctional services say building the classrooms of their chioldren is their responsibility though they are encastrated from the community. They urge that building the community for the development of the country is for every Rwandan no matter where they are.
The prisoners serving their sentence for their participation in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis say they have a part to play in reconstruction of the country. These prisoners say they played a big part in the destruction of the country and it is their responsibility to mend it.
Olive Mukantabarwa the director of Cyangugu Main Prison in the Western Province of Rwanda says prisoners and those under correctional services participate in many projects that develop the county.
“They do so gladly because they have realised working towards a common goal is the only for Rwandans development” he says. Apart from these 5 classrooms, prisoners in this prison and their leaders are planning to build for genocide survivors to support them.
Cyangugu Main Prison has more than 2919 prisoners who participate in different projects like carpentry, farming, construction, trading and many others.