Among these 13 ex-combatants are a major, a captain and a sergeant-major. They all come from the territory of Masisi, notably from Kichanga and 35 from Kibabi.
According to Radio Okapi, Jean Bosco Hitimana Mwesa, captain repatriated, explains the reasons for their return: “We want to return voluntarily, no one puts us under pressure, because we are informed that in Rwanda there is peace. Reason why, we want to go back with all our families. I appeal to all who are still in the bush to come and follow us so that we can return to Rwanda. Because they suffer unnecessarily, without cause, they are deceived by saying that if they arrived in Rwanda, they will be killed, it is a lie. Many call us, they have already earned their living, they have been given cows, they have been given credits in cooperatives, they really live. It is time to give Congo peace. ”
Seraphine Mukantabana, the head of Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration commission (RDRC), confirms the authenticity of this information saying that 13 Rwandan ex-combanants arrived yesterday and she added that they are going to be sent in Mutobo Demobilization and Reintegration camp as usual, in order to rehabilitate and reintegrate them into society.
The Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission (RDRC), was formed in January 1997 as an autonomous Government Commission, and was formally established in the year 2002 by a Presidential decree No 37/01 of 09/04/2002.
It is charged with planning and implementing the Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Programme for the ex-combatants.
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