Jamaica: Prime Minister Andrew Holness issued a statement on the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The International Day has commemorated in Jamaica on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
While remembering the day, Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness stated, “On this 7th April 2022, making the 28th year of the Commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Jamaica acknowledges the extraordinary significance of the Day.”
He further added that the country always stands in support of the people of Rwanda, in remembrance of this horrific assault on humanity. While twenty-eight years have passed since the horrors inflicted on over one million Rwandan Tutsis and moderate Hutu, the residential trauma persists across generations, and the ramifications continue to be felt by the survivors, their children, and all Rwandans.
“In commemorating this day, Jamaica pays homage to the resilience of the Rwandan people, not only as survivors but as a people who have overcome the monumental challenges of restoring a nation. They did so through rebuilding lines and livelihoods, through reconciliation of different parties, softening hearts embittered by conflict, and building bridges to understand and reconcile with persons who they perceived as enemies”, underlined Prime Minister.
PM Holness also outlined its significance and noted that Rwanda, in its rebirth, exemplifies a country on the path to continued progress. It is recognized among the fastest-growing economies on the African continent. Jamaica salutes and stands in solidarity with this great country, this great nation.