The management and staff of the Kigali Marriot Hotel joined Rwandans in commemorating the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
On Tuesday, April 19, they visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center. The tour aimed to help hotel employees understand how the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was executed to exterminate over a million lives in just 100 days.
They laid wreaths at the memorial before being ushered into its auditorium for further discussion.
Staff learn about the history of the Genocide against the Tutsi
The presentations and performances given at the rally indicated the intensity of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Mathias Widor, the general manager of the Kigali Marriot hotel expressed his regrets on what happened in Rwanda.
He said: “It is very depressing to learn of this tragic story, but as Marriot Hotel our message is: Never again should this be our mantra in Rwanda and around the world.”
That is why we join forces to pay tribute and recognize the courage of genocide survivors to rebuild the nation, he added.
Visitors watch videos at the memorial
Widor hailed the RPF Inkotanyi leadership which stopped the genocide and built the most important pillar – unity and reconciliation – through the leadership of President Paul Kagame.
He then urged all Marriot employees to embrace unity as a nation-building virtue and demonstrate it at work, in schools, in families and in society at large.
The tour aimed to help hotel employees understand how the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was executed to exterminate over a million lives in just 100 days.