A total of 851 remains of the victims of the1994 Genocide against Tutsi have not been accorded a decent burial in Rubavu district, Western Province.
According to officials in the District, the remains were in 2012, removed from Nyundo Genocide memorial site after it cracked and was filled up by water.
They say that the remains were temporarily shifted to a building that was offered by Nyundo Archibishop, while awaiting a decent burial.
However, despite Nyundo Diocese having offered a free land to construct a memorial site, the plans to accord them a decent burial hang in balance.
Jean Damascene Ndahimana, an official in charge of Genocide memorial sites in Rubavu District, the delay in construction of a new genocide memorial site where the remains would be buried is attributed to inappropriate architectural design and financial issues.
“The preliminary design works of a new memorial site was not properly done. Its first financial study provided the site would cost Rwf48 million but we later realized the whole cost will go far to Rwf200million.”
He however assures that another memorial site in Rouge Cummune is under construction and will be ready in two months period for the burial of the remains.
Rubavu District currently has three genocide memorial sites including Nyundo genocide memorial site that was destroyed by floods.