Residents of Mashinge Village, Rurambi Cell in Nyamirama Sector of Kayonza District held a security meeting on October 13 through which they adopted various measures to improve security and follow up the implementation of government development programmes.
During the meeting, residents appointed more members of Irondo to tighten the community night patrols.
They also instituted teams to ensure sanitation and hygiene in households, sensitise residents to subscribe on the public health insurance scheme – mutuelle de Sante – to get children off the streets and ensure all children in the village go to school.
By having all children in school, residents said, they will do away with idleness that also leads the young generation into committing crimes like abusing drugs and theft.
The residents also recommitted to making the evening of parents locally known as Umugoroba w’ababyeyi an effective forum to identify, discuss and respond to issues related to domestic and gender based violence.
The meeting was also attended by police officers and local leaders.
Athanase Mukunzi, the executive secretary of Nyamirama Sector commended the residents for being the caretakers of their security and wellbeing adding that this gesture sends strong message to wrongdoers, and will create impact in ensuring a healthy living.
He called upon all other villages in the sector to borrow a leaf noting that “people who are together bring vital ideas that responds effectively to their needs.”