On Monday, 21 October 2019, a delegation of Members of Namibia Parliament led by Honorable Sebastiaan Karupu paid a visit to the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Rt Hon. Mukabalisa Donatille, whereby they exchanged on the best practices and achievements made by Rwanda in terms of fighting against genocide ideology and how Rwandans built unit and reconciliation after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Rt. Hon. Mukabalisa Donatille said to the press that the Parliament of Rwanda shared the experience with their Namibian counterparts by explaining the history of Rwanda especially about the Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi in 1994.
“We explained to them the process of Unit and reconciliation in our community and how Rwandans managed to build their country”. She added.
After their meeting, Hon. Sebastiaan Karupu said that their visit intended to learn how Rwanda has been dealing with the consequences of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and the best practices recorded all along.
“In our country, we experienced genocide in the 20th century and we have learned that Rwanda also experienced a genocide in 1994 and they have successfully addressed and united the nation through a good leadership of His Excellency President Paul Kagame. We believe that we can learn from the successes of your country and apply those good examples for our people.” He said.
The Namibia Parliamentarians are in Rwanda for one week where they expect to meet different institutions within the framework of learning Rwanda’s best practices in Unit and reconciliation.
Before meeting the Speaker, the Namibian delegation have had discussions with their Rwandan counterparts from the Standing Committee on Unity, Human Rights and Fight against Genocide.