Friday, May 12, 2006

Say Never Again to genocide

As Rwanda remembers the dreadful Genocide for the 12th year, one expects the nation to have had enough bitter lessons of what happened and have a resolution to avoid and prevent any thing that couse another Genocide in the world.

The couses of Genocide are wide ranging, though for Rwanda it was mainly due to poor political ideologies, injustice and brutality of the state power machinery and indifferences to the plight of the common man.

However, this implies that failure to redress injustice created by dangerous politics which has left almost the whole community impoverished. This lead to many Rwandan being not settled, though the Government is trying all the means to solve their basic needs while assisted with different NGOs beside the fact that some of the societies still facing the outcomes of Genocide which is living in a poverty situation.

The Government of Rwanda, NGOS and donors have done much in rebulding the country from ashes of despair, but the root couses of Genocide remain latent and the protracted social conflicts are unresolved. The Genocide of the 1994 has reframed the lives of all Rwandans. Life in contemporary Rwanda is considered in terms of its status as before, during and after the Genocide in 1994.

After witnessing the consequences of Genocide in Rwanda,it should be a lessons to everyone to avoid any possibility of any thing close to killing. It should not be seen as a sole responsibilities of the army or a certain leader but everyone's obligation to prevent the couses of Genocide.

At such point one would expect leaders from their societies like religious leaders to play their role of shepherding their natives. And anyone discover where is human right abuse let him or her speak out on this. They should take a firm step bringing people together and not dividing them.

They are expected to be custodians of morals, therefore they should be ready to resolve conflicts not to have sides, they way it happened during 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.

The consequences of the genocide in Rwanda are immeasursble, legacies of the 1994 Genocide include the problems of orphans, widows, street children, poverty, destruction of social and economic infrastructures, AIDS, trauma and mistrust among Rwandan themselves.

We can not afford to watch another horror like it, we should say Never Again to Genocide with one voice in our world.

Frank, RWANDA

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Genocide victims must carry the scars for the rest of their lives and you make an excellent point in your blog about how the world should learn it's lesson on the concequences of not responding to genocide.
Ruth