Ugandans and Rwandans have been urged to use the thawing relations between Kampala and Kigali to engage in cross border trade for dev’t.
This was the message as the High Commission in Kampala marked 28 yrs since the liberation of Rwanda by the Rwanda Patriotic Army. July 4th is forever inked in the history of Rwanda.
It was on this day that the Rwanda Patriotic Front liberated the country, bringing an end to a 100 day genocide that claimed an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994.
Addressing a commemoration of the 28th anniversary of the liberation, the Rwanda High Commissioner to Uganda Col. Joseph Rutabana urged Rwandans and friends of Rwanda to reflect on the aims and objectives of the struggle, challenging his countrymen and women to spread love but not hate.
“We as Rwandans and friends of Rwanda, ought to remember that the previous regime practiced hate, denied fundamental rights to people”, Rutabana said.