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WHO Boss pays tribute to Genocide victims

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Kigali: The Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus accompanied by the Rwanda’s Minister of Health Dr.Diane Gashumba, this Thursday, January 11, 2018 paid tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi at the Nyamata Genocide Memorial, in Bugesera District.

At the Memorial, the dignitaries were welcomed by the mayor of Bugesera District, Emmanuel Nsanzumuhire, before being taken by the Memorial manager Rachel Murekatete to tour the memorial and being briefed on how Tutsi refugees were brutally killed in the church where they hoped to be safe and protected.

Dr. Tedros laid wreath on grave, where remains of over 45,000 victims rest at the memorial and left a heartfelt message in the visitors’ book.

“This is very shocking, brutal and evil.It is beyond words! The world should not forget this Genocide, Never Again!” he wrote in the visitors’ book after his tour.

“I also see hope in Rwanda now, Unity and Development. Rwanda has learnt from this and the world should learn too.” Dr.Tedros added.

“All the very bests to the New Rwanda which is changing in all aspects. I am very proud of the remarkable man President Paul Kagame.” Dr.Tedros concluded his message.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia was elected WHO boss last year and is the first ever African to lead the United Nations health agency. He is in Rwanda to hold talks with top government officials especially in the health sector. (End)


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