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IFAD President visits Kigali Memorial Centre

Posted by Roxanna Samii Sunday, July 18, 2010



On the first leg of his Rwanda trip, this afternoon, IFAD President, Dr Kanayo Nwanze accompanied by Her Execellency Agnes Matilda Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources visited the Kigali Memorial Centre.

The Kigali Memorial Centre was opened on the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. The Centre built on the site where over 250,000 people are buried is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide and serves as a place for people to grieve those they lost.

Nwanze and Kalibata laid wreath and paid their repects to the victims of the genocide. A visibly touched Nwanze, listened carefully to the explanation offered. Signing the VIP book, Nwanze wrote: "Beyond words".

Tomorrow, Nwanze will travel to Bugesera District, where he will inaugurate the Bugasera community innovation centre.



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