On April 27th 2012, a group of different leaders visited Hanika 1994 genocide against Tutsi memorial centre in Macuba sector where 8206 bodies of genocide victims are laid to rest.
The group included some of Nyamasheke advisory committee members of Nyamasheke and karambi sector, karambi sector workers, religious leaders, Head teachers, Health centre leaders, and business community representatives.
Victims buried in this center were from Karambi and Macuba sectors that make what was called Gatare sector.
Angelique Mukangira, who survived cruel death in this place testified on how the killers cast aside humanity and acted as wild animals, leaving orphans and widows with shattered hearts.
Mukangira is thankful to the United Nations that made sure that 1994 Tutsi genocide survivors get hope for the future.
Damas Uwimana, executive secretary for Karambi sector revealed that memorial site is history we should look at and commemorating is thinking about that bad history that was a result of bad leadership, with an aim creating new history for generations to come.
President for advisory committee of Karambi sector Aloys Muhawenimana, who led the group said that the purpose of the visit was: to show the leaders the consequences of bad governance.
“We want leaders to work with the present good leadership in valuing the lives of Rwandese, remember the genocide victims of karambi sector buried in Hanika, and comfort the genocide survivors in this place and the rest of Rwanda.”
He also stressed on restoring the value to the bodies of genocide victims through supporting those who clean memorial places while appreciating FPR soldiers, dead and alive ones for risking their lives and stop the 1994 genocide when killers were determined that no Tutsi survives.
Muhawenimana concluded her speech asked the people present to fight genocide ideologies and urging them to adopt the culture of peace, unity and development for a better Rwanda.
The group that visited Hanika memorial center left the contribution of Rwf100, 000 to Macuba sector.