The Private Sector Federation (PSF) has raised Rwf704 million for construction of 32 houses for vulnerable Genocide survivors.
Groundbreaking for construction of the houses is scheduled on Thursday, April 12th in Rugerero sector, Rubavu district.
The houses – two in one will be completed at a tune of Rwf22 million each, and, according to Felix Mutagoma PSF Human Resource Manager, “We are working hard to deliver the houses before end of the 100 days of Kwibuka in July.”
PSF announced their pledge at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Site where members gathered to pay tribute to their fellow traders who perished during the Genocide against Tutsi in 1994.
The Kwibuka24 PSF Walk to remember started at Yamaha – Muhima heading to Kigali Genocide Memorial Site where 250,000 victims are laid to rest.
Speaking during the commemoration event, Andrew Bitwayiki Chairperson of PSF in Kigali City said that during the Genocide, the business community diverted from their core business of providing goods and services and joined other Genocidaires to exterminate innocent Tutsi.
“Today we have gathered here because of the grief of losing our fellow traders who dreamed of making this country a better place in the future but didn’t have the chance to fulfill their dreams,”Bitwayiki said before laying a wreath on the mass grave.
He however, noted that it is the responsibility of the current business community to fulfill what those who died didn’t accomplish before they were massacred.”
Bitwayiki said they have all it takes to achieve beyond expectations; good leadership that encourages everyone to work hard for the development of the country.
“Our government gave us freedom of speech and wiped out any room to divisionism among traders,” he said.
Speaking at the commemoration event, the PSF Chairman Robert Bafakulera said “our fellow traders who perished during the Genocide contributed greatly to country’s development. We shall spare no effort to continue from what they achieved.”
Meanwhile, PSF also announced their plan to visit and support Genocide orphans who live in the one dollar campaign complex at Kagugu, Kinyinya sector.
They are also planning Kwibuka activities across all provinces of the country.