The Rwandan Military began, early this morning, an operation to offer free medical services to citizens with various diseases and complications. The operation is dubbed Army Medical Week and will spread across the country.
The country is preparing for the forthcoming 21st liberation celebrations on July 4.
According to the Ministry of Defence, ‘Army Medical Week’ is taking place in Gicumbi District, the birthplace of the liberation movement”.
The Rwanda army which transformed from a rebel force, The Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) that defeated the genocide regime is also credited for stopping the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that claimed a million lives.
The military said its physicians will conduct services including; general surgery, dental, ophthalmology, male circumcision and testing for HIV/AIDS.
Rwandans celebrate its liberation on July 4 coinciding with the conclusion of 100-days of commemoration of the genocide.
On April 7, during the launch of the 21st commemoration of the genocide, President Paul Kagame who commanded the RPA that stopped Genocide said, “Our past has given us the unprecedented strength to face our challenges”.
“This country has changed…for good and forever. We are a people who give ourselves dignity. Our past has given us the unprecedented strength to face our challenges”.
Liberation Day is a time the country celebrates the struggle that stopped the genocide and restored peace, freedom and dignity to Rwandans.
It’s a time the country reflects on the process of reconciliation and nation building for self-reliance.
On July 4th, the Flame of Remembrance which was lit on April 7 will be extinguished. It has been burning for 100 days reflecting on the period through which the gruesome massacres occurred from April 7, 1994.