“Itorero” training is the Rwandan NYSC version.
At their ‘passing out’ ceremony the president of Rwanda delivered this heart touching message
“The 1994 genocide was an example of how the West are waiting on us to kill each other so they can share our gold and take our lands. I & your fathers came and stopped the killings.
Now, they are not happy, they might kill me, but before then, I want you to understand that your destiny is in your hands. Do not allow yourselves to be manipulated into thinking that you are inferior.
Do not allow yourselves to be manipulated by Arab religion “Islam or the Western version of Christianity.
You must protect your cultural heritage, you must protect the lands, you must farm your food, you must protect the forest, you must fly rockets to the space, you must invent AI technology. You’re the pride of Africa, you must always remember this.”
By President Paul Kagame of Rwanda August 2019.
©Emmanuel Alfred for infonaija.com.ng