Local authorities attend workshop on ‘Ndi Umunyarwanda’ program
On January 30th 2014, all village, cell and sector leaders in Kirehe district concluded a workshop on “Ndi umunyarwanda” program in Kirehe district.
Some of the participants reveal that training helped them to remember that they are better Rwandans without considering ethnic groups, a fact that helps the authorities to resolve issues in villages.
Local authorities clarified that being Rwandan should be valued rather than ethnicity. Participants said they will share the message with other residents in the villages.
Responding to some people who asked about the purpose of “Ndi umunyarwanda” program, Protais Murayire; Mayor of Kirehe district said the programme was established because of divisionism that led to 1994 genocide tragedy against Tutsi in Rwanda.
After the workshop, some of the participants who still considered ethnic groups as most important compared to being Rwandan promised to change to the “green color” which is an indicator for dignifying nationality than ethnicity.
Apart from Kirehe mayor, other trainers were Senator Céléstin Sebuhoro, Deputies; Berthe Mujawamariya, Anita Mutesi and Justine Mukobwa.