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Norwegian Justice and Immigration Minister Jøran Kallmyr pays tributes to Genocide victims at Gisozi

On Tuesday 21st January 2020, Norwegian Justice and Immigration Minister Jøran Kallmyr visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial centre in Gisozi and paid respect victims of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi who are laid to rest at the memorial, which is the final resting place to more than 250000 victims.

Minister Jøran Kallmyr was accompanied by his Rwandan counterpart Johnston Busingye who received him in his office before escorting him to Gisozi.

They toured different parts of the memorial and laid wreaths on to the graves where the victims are buried in order to pay respect to them.

In the message he left in the memorial’s guestbook, Minister Jøran Kallmyr was touched by what happened in Rwanda.

“I was deeply moved by this museum. To hear the story about the genocide against the Tutsi is horrible but also gives hope for a better future”, reads part of his message.

 The Norwegian Minister of Justice and Immigration, Jøran Kallmyr, on Monday visited Gashora Emergence Transit Centre, in Bugesera District, which is currently hosting 299 refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Libya last year under the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) framework by the African Union (AU), United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Government of Rwanda.