The Police Week activities continued Tuesday in Rubavu and Nyamasheke Districts where close to 200 households were installed with solar energy systems courtesy of Rwanda National Police.
In Rubavu District, the official handover of the 64 solar energy systems was presided over by the Western Region Governor Alphone Munyentwari together with the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), in charge of Administration and Personnel Juvenal Marizamunda.
The homes that were connected to solar are located in Rugongwe Village of Yungwe Cell in Kanama Sector. The handover was preceded by community work - Umuganda - where residents partnered with police in clearing roads connecting to Rugongwe Village.
In his address, Governor Munyentwari hailed RNP for the activities conducted in police week saying that thousands have been connected to solar energy which will contribute to their welfare and security in general.
DIGP Marizamunda recognized residents’ efforts in contributing to their own safety saying that RNP is committed to continue ensuring their security and welfare.
“You have maintained a high level of hygiene in your village and the rate of crimes is very low, this is something to highly commend. RNP is committed to continue supporting you in all ways possible,” said the deputy Police Chief
He highlighted the effects of drug abuse saying that consumption of illegal substances has ill-effects on individual development and the country in general. He reminded them to be alert at all times and report cases of human trafficking where they are suspected.
In Nyamasheke, the handover was presided over by the District Mayor Aime Fabien Kamali along with Commanding Officer of Canine Brigade, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Benoit Kayijuka where 113 homes in Ruhengeri village, Bisumo cell of Cyato sector.
During the handover event, both ACP Kayijuka and Mayor Kamali reminded residents about their role in crime prevention.
At both sites, the cheerful residents who are also beneficiaries expressed their gratitude towards President Paul Kagame and attributed the new achievements to him.
Part of the ongoing Police Week activities is to connect over 3500 homes to solar powered energy systems including health centers in remote areas as well as construction of toilets for needy families, and clean water among many other activities.