In 1994, thousands of people lost their lives in Rwanda due to a civil war between the “Tutsi” and “Hutu” people in the country. Besides the already existing genocide memorials in Kigali the capital city, another plan has come up with the idea of putting up a genocide memorial in Ruhango district Kinazi region and this is estimated to cost about 500 Millions RWF. Jolie Germaine, the Vice Mayor of Ruhango district who is also in charge of social welfare confirmed this development at a celebration where Rwanda MTN team had gathered to pay tribute to the 1994 genocide where about 60,000 lives were shattered down. The construction will be based on screening bids so successful contractors will be announced in May 2012. This will depend on the financial capabilities of highest bidders hence taking the contract. During the celebration, the giant telecom service provider (MTN) managed to take a tour to Rutabo Primary school and they got the opportunity to interact with Mr. François Hitimana who is among the 1994 genocide survivors and he was able to narrate a story about the want went on during this Rwanda genocide as the Tutsi were being killed and dragged in pits with few people surviving during this Genocide. At Rutabo School there is a pit where about 60,000 bodies were dumped after their massacre and this pit was dug before the genocide.
Africa Adventure Safaris provides tours basing on the interests and demands of it’s clients and a wide number of tourists suggest to visit the genocide museum in accompaniment to other tourist activities such as Rwanda Gorilla Tour, Wildlife viewing, bird watching, mountaineering, primate tracking among others. This therefore justifies the statement that tourism activities contribute the highest revenue towards the Rwandanese economy.