The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Juvenal Marizamunda, yesterday inaugurated a police station in Kinyinya Sector of Gasabo District.
The inauguration event was also attended by the Mayor of Gasabo, Stephen Rwamurangwa.
The fully-fledged police station is worth over Rwf25 million, which was fully contributed by the residents. It was constructed in a space of two months.
In expressing his appreciations, DIGP Marizamunda said: “This is a proof of people with a vision and a result of good partnership. It’s clear that you understand well the concept of finding our own solutions to our problems.”
He added that security is a major pillar to Rwanda’s development and the initiative of residents to construct their police stations indicate that they are determined to put security ahead of anything so as they can achieve their aspirations.
“On behalf of Rwanda National Police, we will ensure that this police station serves you with to the required standard to further ensure that Kinyinya and the country in General continues to safer for all," he said.
Mayor Rwamurangwa said that after residents of Gisozi sector constructed their own police station, others picked the idea and integrated it in their performance contracts.
He, however, said that the district in partnership with RNP and the sectors and residents, will continue to work together to face-lift other police stations to the required standard.
Saddick Ntakirutimana, a resident of Kinyanya said that the idea to construct a police station was hatched by his fellow residents who value the work of the police.
“We decided to construct a police station because we believed RNP is doing a great job for us. Each resident contributed whatever they had... we managed to have enough funds to finish the construction,” he said.
Residents in many sectors across the country have for the last two years contributed financial and manpower towards the construction of police stations in their areas.