Kwibuka20 flame makes 21st stopover
Flame of Remembrance today reaches Nyagatare District after five days in Gicumbi district.
The flame was received by district officials and residents amidst singing voices of students from Saint Leonard who sung the Urumuri Rutazima (lasting flame) song to welcome the kwibuka20 Flame of Remembrance in Nyagatare District.
Flame of Remembrance has arrived in Nyagatare District from Gicumbi District and carried by two 20 year olds. This is its 21st stopover of its national tour where it will be received by 30 districts before returning to Kigali for the official 20th genocide memorial due April 7th, 2014.
Residents of Nyagatare, Donatile Mukabake and Vital Ndayambaje (a Genocide survivor) gave a message of unity and testimony respectively at the kwibuka20 Flame of Remembrance event in Nyagatare.
Presiding over the Kwibuka20 Flame of Remembrance event in Nyagatare Rwanda’s Minister of Finance, Ambassador Claver Gatete gave hope to Rwandans and asked Rwandans to stay united.
“As we prepare the 20th commemoration, let us all together support. We have achieved all we have because of good leadership that involves people in the decision making that affect their lives” Gatete said.
He also stated that what Rwanda has achieved should give the citizens confidence that they can and will continue to achieve more. “The Rwandan spirit should be our foundation” he said.
Flame of Remembrance travels now to the Nyagatare District Headquarters where it will be kept alight ahead of its next tour in the Eastern Province.