“We were all excited to witness this long-awaited occasion, the day our government officially declared Rwanda a mine-free country.
The bombs which had littered our schools, markets, bridges, and coffee lands were terrifying and deadly reminders of the Tutsi genocide of 1994. Once again, our children may walk to school without fear, our farmers may grow coffee without fear, and all may finally enjoy the peace, and peace of mind, that this news has brought us.
I would like to thank everyone at Survivor Corps for all they have done to assist victims of genocide and landmines. Above all, congratulations to the people of Rwanda and our government for this wonderful accomplishment. We may now move on to focus on victim assistance, to heal those injured by the past.”
— Albert Nzamukwereka, Rwanda Country Coordinator, responding to the government’s declaration that Rwanda is finally mine-free.
December 02, 2009, 6:15pm Comments