The Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing (RYVCP) has gained more 117 members in Musanze District.
The youth group focuses its activities in community awareness and fight against crimes through promotion of community safety and realising the human security activities.
The new members, all from Busogo Sector subscribed to RYVCP during a general youth meeting held on August 4.
This brought the number of members in Busogo alone to 129, up from 12 previously.
Every sector in the country has a target of having a membership of at least 200 youth volunteers.
The coordinator of the youth organization in Musanze, Theodore Murangamirwa, thanked the new members for their “wise decision” which he said will continue to drive the agenda “youth volunteerism” in the country’s transformation process.
He urged the members to be exemplary and desist from any unlawful acts, and promote the spirit of teamwork.
“As the youth, we should take the lead in promoting and fighting for safety, security, community development and this requires us to be patriotic,” Murangamirwa said.
Inspector of Police (IP) Viateur Ntiyamira, the District Community Liaison Officer of Musanze, who attended the meeting, urged them to put much emphasis in raising awareness and fighting drug abuse, which is mostly affecting the young generation.
“Most crimes in Musanze have a relationship with drug abuse and you find the youth are the majority, and we expect you to work with police and other people to reverse this trend,” IP Ntiyamira said.
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