The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel K. Gasana has commended the members of Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing, for their role in anti-crime awareness and crime prevention.
IGP Gasana was speaking on June 22 during a meeting with district coordinators of the youth organization. The meeting held at the Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters in Kacyiru, was also attended by District Community Liaison Officers (DCLOs) of all the 30 districts.
The Police Chief noted that the youth group, like other community policing groupings and Rwandans in general, has played an enormous role in promoting community safety citing the latest activities during the just concluded ‘Police Week.
During the Police Week anniversary activities, youth volunteers also supported disadvantaged communities livestock and food stuff.
He, however, challenged them to further strengthen the concept of Community Policing to ensure that crimes are efficiently and effectively prevented, to sustainably make Rwanda a more peaceful and secure country for fast development.
While citing the issue of being ambitious and focused, IGP Gasana, took the youth back to 1990 liberation struggle noting that “the liberators would become tired but driven by determination, focus and zeal for a peaceful country for all”, which gave energy to continue moving forward.
“We had a clear and well defined vision, and we knew quite well where we were headed; this was a huge motivational factor which pushed us until we took over from the dictatorial regime.”
He challenging the youth to draw lessons from history and be more motivated to actively be part of the transformation process and take the country to another level.
He urged both the youth volunteers and the DCLOs to always work together with discipline, and setting an example to others, and pledged to continue supporting them in their community social welfare activities.
With close to 2000 members of RYVCP countrywide currently, the group strives to ensure crime-free societies and to supplement the government development agenda.