A total of 24 prison officers from across the country are meeting in Kigali for one week training aimed at enhancing their professionalism.
The annual training which has kicked off today will end on October 14th 2016 It has been organized by International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR).
The Commissioner General of Prisons (CGP), George Rwigamba has said that the trainings are vital for Rwanda prison officers in building their competence and professionalism.
“Trainings are organized for different prison officers from across the country.They are meant to build capacities of prison warders at different levels to enhance performance.This year we have requested CICR to hold trainings in Rwanda instead of Geneva so we can have a large number of trainees who can train others,” he said.
Brig Gen. George Rwigamba said trainings are promising top bear fruits since trainers are experienced veterans from prison services.
Mr. Pascal Cuttat, the head of ICRC delegation in Rwanda and the chairman of trainers highlighted that trainings are meant to acquaint prison officers with required international standards to well manage inmates.
He explained that trained beneficiaries will have increased professionalism in managing including respect for their rights, legal assistance among others.
Some Rwandans trained in previous sessions in Geneva are among the trainers in this edition.