On 14th March 2014, The staff of the Office of the Ombudsman , the Ombudsman and deputies Ombudsman gathered at Nobleza Hotel for the second time to learn and to discuss about the Rwandan home grown solution to build a united society after it was torn apart during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi “ Ndi Umunyarwanda program”. The program aims also at healing wounds left by the 1994 Genocide.
In his presentation, President of IBUKA, Umbrella of associations of the survivors of the Genocide against Tutsi Prof Dusingizemungu Jean Pierre said that Rwandan post Genocide problems have been prescribed different medicine by foreigners but they didn’t cure . “Ndi Umunyarwanda is one of the coping strategies with Rwandan problems” he added.
The Chief Ombudsman, Mrs. Cyanzayire Aloysie in her opening remarks, said that the burden of Rwandan history should not be transferred from generation to generation. “Yes, the history will not be forgotten, but the future generation doesn’t have to go through the atrocity we witnessed”. “As Rwandan we shall prioritize what make us unite “she concluded
After the presentation of president of Ibuka, the staff of the Office of the Ombudsman shared witness and gave opinions on “ Ndi Umunyarwanda program”
Ndi Umunyarwanda program ( Translated in kinyarwandan as “I am Rwandan”) was launched at the end of last year.