MTN Rwanda staff honour 1994 Genocide victims at Nyarubuye Genocide Memorial Site
MTN Rwanda staff led buy MTN CEO, Ebenezer Asante, joined Rwandans and the world by paying respect to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, when they visited Nyarubuye Genocide Memorial Site in Kirehe on Friday, 17th April.
Speaking at the Memorial Site, Ebenezer Asante said that MTN as a company continually strives to do what they can to empower local communities and support the survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
“We do not want to simply visit Memorial sites in Rwanda once a year, make a contribution and then leave. We always follow up to ensure that the communities we help become self-reliant.”
MTN contributed Rwf8 million to AVEGA, with Rwf2 million going directly to the maintenance of Nyarubuye Genocide Memorial Site.
MTN staff were shown around the former church and its accompanying school and buildings of the Benebikira Sisters, which are a reminder of the violence that took place in April 1994. A few Genocide Survivors who were present also gave moving accounts of what they went through.
“This is a very humbling experience. The recounts of the survivors prove that they are a true example of self-reliant and determined people. We pray that the survivors of this horrific incident find strength especially during this period of commemoration,” concluded Asante.
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