Ruhango: Genocide widows thank liberation and comfort of RDF

Widows of genocide against Tutsi in Ruhango expressed recognition to Rwanda Defence Force and say they feel strengthened and full of hope for the future, after a visit by MMI staff, who provide a gift of 4 cows.

In Kinazi sector, Military Medical Insurance (MMI) staffs led by the Director General, Col Jean Paul Bitega, pays visit to widows of the1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, this Thursday April 27th.

The widows are all members of Humura Mubyeyi Cooperative that is engaged in small scale farming projects, to help the survivors access decent lives, and keep in solidarity while struggling against the pains from the Genocide.

To comfort and support the Kinazi widows, MMI employees donated 4 cows to them, in addition to an equal number of cows the institution offered 4 years ago.


The widows appreciate very much the MMI visit and cows donation.  “We do consider this as a symbol of love and solidarity by our military and the Government in general. We cannot thank enough the RPA soldiers now RDF, our children who saved us from the hands of the killers, and continue to support our lives. These cows contribute to transform our lives as we get milk”, says Georgette Nyirasamaza.


The widows in general express recognition to Rwanda Defence Force and say they comfortably feel strengthened and hope for the future.

The MMI Director General, Col J Paul Bitega comfort the widows saying that the RDF in general stays in solidarity with them in this particular period when we remember the Genocide against the Tutsi.

He urge the survivors to scale up their efforts in combatting poverty. “Poverty remains the first enemy threatening our lives and we are here as RDF in general inspired by our top leadership to support you, our people to live decent lives”, Col Bitega says. The MMI DG further promise continued support to the Kinazi widows, members of Humura Mubyeyi Cooperative, and the Genocide survivors in general.

Jean Baptiste Karegeya

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