At the closing ceremony of debates on unity and reconciliation which took a period of one year under the recommendation of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, students were urged to be good ambassadors of unity and reconciliation among Rwandans.
“Our country needs people free from divisionism, people who are committed to develop our country,” said Mr. Niyonkuru Richard, the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance at UNILAK.
On behalf of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), Mrs. Bernadette Mukamana, the coordinator of NURC activities in Kigali City, urged students to promote self respect, heroism, devotion as well as patriotism among themselves.
During the event, eight students who have participated in debates were awarded with a certificate.
Mr. Iraguha Emmanuel, a student at UNILAK, one of the students who participated in debates recognized the impact of these debates on unity and reconciliation of Rwandans and said that these debates have helped him to discover that the unity and the love for the country have been destroyed by the ignorance.
These talk shows which took a period of one year, students have debated on different topics revolving around unity and reconciliation such as genocide, genocide ideology, denial and prevention, unity and reconciliation in Rwanda, conflict prevention and conflict management.