In the northern province of Rwanda in Gicumbi district, 80km northeast of Kigali at Mulindi w’intwali lies in the national liberation museum park. This museum tells the story of the Rwandan liberation struggle that brought an end to the Genocide against the Tutsis. This struggle was initiated by the political wing known as the Rwandan patriotic front(RPF), led by its military wing known as Rwandan patriotic army( RPA), from 1st October 1990 to 4th July 1994.
The museum illustrates sequence of events before, during and after the struggle through visuals that include texts and artefacts. One if the objects exhibits the bunker which protected the chairman of high command, now president of the republic of Rwanda, HE Paul Kagame. Other objects embody the Arusha agreement , the campaign against Genocide, radio muhabura used by the RPF and RPA for mobilization, likeminded events as well as initiatives. Visitors are always fascinated by the longstanding bunker that sheltered H.E Paul Kagame along other officials’ bunkers.
We are currently going through the consultancy period in construction of the liberation park museum. Consultation will be within Rwanda and directed to the people of Rwanda. The foundation stone was laid by H.E the president of the Rwanda at “ Mulindi w’intwari”. Whilst the place is being visited. It is one of the eight institutes of national museums of Rwanda.