Report proposes 7pc increase to Rwandese support survivors

The Committee, chaired by Hamidou Omar, also recommended that a programme to solicit for social support, as stipulated in the law establishing FARG and spearheaded by local leaders, be expedited. Up until this point, the government has been providing services like housing, medical and educational assistance through FARG, in the form of five percent of the National Budget. In the 547-page report, the Committee also recommended that FARG members be trained on how to recover debts from private institutions, and that they also be given the right to sue or ask for profits from institutions that delay to hand in the money collected. The report also recommended a general audit in the expenditures of FARG, especially in the sections of education, health and housing. The report, due to be discussed in Parliament, was compiled to ascertain the conditions under which genocide survivors are living to-date. It has also brought back to the limelight the issue of government officials accused of misappropriation of FARG funds. ‘ The New Times.

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