#Kwibuka23: PM Murekezi calls for consistent turn up to commemoration conversations

Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi reminds Rwandan community to attend the commemoration conversations that await them during the 23rd commemoration of Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994.

He made the remarks on Saturday when he joined residents in Jali sector, Gasabo District to dig water drainage trench serving to prevent soil erosion ahead of the monthly community service (Umuganda).

He said, “ I would like remind all Rwandans to consistently attend the 23rd Tutsi Genocide commemoration, which is getting closer to start.”

This year’s commemoration theme is “Remember the Genocide against Tutsi, Fight Genocide Ideology- Build on our Progress”

His remarks also reflected on community service role in building the nation, urging residents to plant more trees to avoid being victims of soil erosion and air pollution.

He also told residents to start using gas in their cooking activities to protect environment and end the air pollution woes which are costing lives of humans and other living beings.

“We are required to plant a lot of trees in all parts of the country to fight soil erosion and we have to achieve it. Trees are very important to all living species, they provide fresh air and their leaves provide manure that can be used to increase our production,” he said.

“Give up on using firewood or charcoal in your everyday cooking activities and start to use gas or biogas in rural and urban areas, respectively,” he added.

He also reminded tax payers to take a proud responsibility on timely tax payments, with two weeks away from the deadline set for March 31st, 2017.

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