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NAEB commemorates the former OCIR THE and CAFE staff members who lost their lives in the Genocide against Tutsi.

On the 26th June 2014, the staff of the National Agricultural Export Development Board, the families of the victims, the stakeholders, and the well-wishers gathered at NAEB headquarters in remembrance of the employees of the former OCIR THE and OCIR CAFÉ . The ceremony started by unveiling the memorial stone that was erected in remembrance  of the victim and was presided over by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources MR. NSANGANIRWA Tonny by cutting the ribbon and laying the wreaths on the memorial together with the Director General of NAEB and the representative of the survivors.

From there, all the participants proceeded to Gisozi memorial where they were tour guided inside the memorial. From there they honored the victims by laying the wreaths and then to the Amphitheatre where all the speeches, testimonies and the theatrical performances took place.

 This ceremony was marked by a testimony from one of the survivors of the Genocide in that worked for the former OCIR THE, the theatrical performance by Iwacu arts, lighting of flame of remembrance, speeches of different people including the representative of IBUKA, Vice mayor of Kicukiro District in charge of social Affairs, the head of Tea division NAEB and one of the survivors of Genocide read out the list of all the names of the employees of the former OCIR THE and OCIR CAFE respectively.

In their speeches, both the Country Director Aegis Trust Freddy Mutanguha and the representative of the survivors thanked NAEB for all the support they give to the Orphans and Widows of the Genocide against Tutsi. 

In his speech, Director General NAEB, Amb. George William Kayonga, thanked the participants for joining to honor the colleagues who were employees of the former OCIR THE and OCIR CAFÉ and their relatives who lost their lives in the Genocide against Tutsi.

He also noted that commemoration period is the time to remember those who lost their lives not as a routine but as a responsibility for everyone since these atrocities were committed by our fellow Rwandans. 

The Director General NAEB emphasized the role played of RPF in stopping the Genocide and the good governance that has transformed this country.

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