Rusizi district has allocated Rwf50 million to construction activities at Nyarushishi Genocide memorial site, works should be complete by early 2015. Nyarushishi memorial construction works were on standstill for more than 10 years.
The factors behind delayed completion include poor master plan, low quality iron sheets and insufficient ventilation of the mass grave.
“A new master plan is in place for the site. We will rectify previous errors that hindered completion of construction works,” said Basile Bayihiki; vice mayor in charge of social affairs, Rusizi district
The Nyarushishi Genocide memorial will be the biggest and most modern site to keep the Rusizi genocide remains.
“Some genocide remains from around Rusizi will be transferred to the new facility before the 21st commemoration,” says Michel Nshimyumukiza; coordinator of National Commission for the Fight against Genocide in Rusizi and Nyamasheke districts.
The construction of Nyarushishi genocide memorial site had cost over Rwf50 million.
Genocide memorial sites is where the remains of 1994 Tutsi genocide victims across the country are laid to rest as way of restoring their dignity lost during the brutal death.