The Governor of the Western Province, Alphonse Munyentwari has called upon residents of Karongi District to equally take a leading role in ensuring their communities are free of all forms of insecurity and lawlessness.
He was speaking on June, 19, at a meeting that brought together representatives of various women, youth and people living with disabilities’ groups.
“Ensuring peace and security is not a one institution function, but concerted efforts of all Rwandans at all levels” the Governor said.
Governor Munyentwari was flanked by the Regional Police Commander (RPC), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Emmanuel Karasi.
“You can decide to stand up for your generation and be agents of change in your neighborhoods by reaching out to the youth and your other members to fight crime,” the Governor said.
The RPC, on his part, asked leaders of the three special groups to work with Rwanda National Police in crime detection and prevention through information sharing.
He reiterated the role of the community in shaping the conduct of young people.
“Parents, religious leaders and society at large should work in unison to help young people from indulging in crimes and mould them into responsible citizens,” ACP Karasi said
He hailed the contribution community leaders and residents, who work with security agencies to fight lawlessness and called on others to follow the examples.