Throughout the conferences I attended in the United States lately, I raised up, again and again, the issue of lack of adequate reparation for the survivors of Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 25 years on.
In response I got the same old story from the officials: reparation is divisive, logistically impossible, the Government and genocide convicts are too poor to compensate and too busy with development priorities, etc.
Like I argued in this article 6 years ago, the only issue here was and remains LACK OF POLITICAL WILL.
As we speak, A technical feasibility study showing among others, sources of funding, is buried in the drawers of the government since 2014.
Truth is that a Government that spends millions of dollars sponsoring the richest Soccer Team in the world, Arsenal, is certainly not too poor to provide reparations. Ends.
By Albert Gasake