Employees of insurance and financial services firm UAP Rwanda on 29th June paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis at Nyarusange memorial site.
The delegation consisted of board members, staff, agents and other intermediaries, and they were joined by representatives of partner organizations and local leaders of Muhanga.
“We wanted to comfort UAP staff and share our message deeply from the UAP family to the rest of the Rwandan community,” UAP Rwanda’s acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer James Mbithi said.
He acknowledged “the courage and strong commitment of the people of Rwanda to stand against genocide, and their efforts to ensure that this never happens again in Rwanda or elsewhere.”
“I take this opportunity to thank our partners, clients, and the local leaders represented here for joining the UAP family in honoring the lives of our relatives, friends and neighbors today,” Mbithi said, adding that the company is committed to stand by the Rwandan community and be part of the noble fight against any type of discrimination.
He also expressed the company’s commitment to help in the reconstruction of Rwanda.
UAP Rwanda also donated cows to help improve the livelihoods of four widows living in Nyarusange sector in Muhanga. The beneficiaries were recommended by Muhanga District officials who focused on the neediest families.
UAP Rwanda started their commemoration events in 2014 as a way of paying tribute Rwandans who perished in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis, and particularly relatives of its employees. They have been remembering with Rwanda and colleagues from East Africa with a special focus on education about genocide and the impact of genocide ideology.
UAP executives stress the importance of Kwibuka to enhance awareness among their staff about the Genocide and to contribute to prevent another genocide anywhere through discussions.
“Our message is a message of comfort and hope as we acknowledge Rwandans’ resilience and determination to build a greater nation,” Mbithi said. “We are very proud to contribute to the reconstruction and rebuilding efforts for a better future in Rwanda.”