Disabled ex-combatants in a group photo with; Corporate Manager Ngali Holdings, Mr. Twahirwa Ronny (Third left), RDRC comm. Brig. Gen. John Bagabo, (fifth left), MP Musolini Eugene (fourth left) and other distinguished guests that attended a function at Nyarugunga Production workshop on 9th, June 2021.
Hon. Musolini Eugene, a Member of Parliament who represents people living with disabilities delivered computers to disabled ex-combatants living in Nyarugunga and Rugende estates in Kigali. The computers were donated by Ngali Holdings through Hon.Musolini. The function took place at Nyarugunga production workshop in Nyarugunga Sector in Kicukiro District on 9th, June 2021.
In his remarks, MP Musolini hailed disabled ex-combatants for rendering a hand in liberating the country.
He said this is a time for ex-combatants to harvest the fruits of their sacrifice.
"The peace we are enjoying now was brought by these ex-combatants we are seeing here,” he said, adding that the country’s liberation would not have been possible without the sacrifice of the liberators.
"I am here to support you because you liberated my country and stopped the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi," Hon. Musolini added.
He pledged more advocacy for people living with disability.
For his part, the RDRC Commissioner, Brig. Gen. John Bagabo who oversees the reintegration of ex-combatants in the City of Kigali, commended Hon. Musolini for the support.
He said the donation would be used in uplifting social economic standards of ex-combatants.
He remarked that the disabled ex-combatants deserve support for their big role during the liberation struggle, and urged them to make good use of the computers for their development.
He thanked the government for continuing to support reintegration process of the ex-combatants across the country.
The Executive Secretary for Nyarugunga Sector, Madam Genevieve Uwamahoro hailed the lawmaker for supporting ex-combatants, who she said deserve support and honor for their role in bringing peace and stability in the country.
Pledging the sector’s support to reintegration activities, Uwamahoro appreciated the Commission’s work towards reintegration of ex-combatants in the community.
(Rtd) LieutenantJoseph Sabena commended MP Musolini for being a good ambassador for people with disabilities.
He noted that the ex-combatants appreciated the donation and will put it to good use.
He commended the government in particular for effective reintegration of ex-combatants in the community. He said many Rwandans have benefited from ICT, adding that the initiative has improved their livelihoods and reduced poverty among community members.
(Rtd) Sgt John Ndekezi echoed similar sentiments. He lauded the Commission and Hon. Musolini for advocacy and support given to ex-combatants amid the Covid-19 pandemic. He advised his fellow ex-combatants to work in a bid to uplift themselves.
(Rtd) Cpl Bandora Janvier thanked the lawmaker for recognizing the role played by ex-combatants during the liberation struggle. He mentioned the need to preserve what was fought for.
(Rtd) Sgt Sekindi Adolphe commended the government for improving livelihoods of vulnerable Rwandans in the community.
Notably, the Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission is on the forefront in demobilization and reintegration program in the region and beyond. The Commission’s work offers lessons to international peace scientists, war ravaged countries, NGOs, good Samaritans among others.