The Mayor of Kayonza District, Innocent Hakizakumeza has asked heads of financial institutions to heighten security at their premises to further prevent the possibility of robberies.
He also urged private security companies in the district to up their professional standards.
The mayor made the call on April 18, during a consultative meeting with bank officials and managers of security companies operating in Kayonza.
The meeting which brought together about 30 participants aimed at devising means of streamlining security at all commercial banks and micro-finance institutions to close all loop holes.
Hakizakumeza noted such gaps as having few security guards and ill-motivated and less vigilant security staff.
“We see at some financial institutions one or two guards, some standing in an idle manner, this is unprofessional,” said the mayor.
Present at the same meeting was the acting District Police Commander, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) John Nsazimana, who reechoed the mayor’s call about "alertness."
He noted professionalism goes with continuos training, and inspection to ensure that every security personnel is up to the task.
The DPC further appealed to heads of commercial institutions to also take precaution and acquire security gadgets including installing CCTV cameras and alarm systems.