The youth in Musanze District have been called upon to intensify their efforts in encouraging their peers to report drug traffickers and abusers.
The call was made by the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) Inspector of Police (IP) Viateur Ntiyamira on November 17, while addressing close to 100 youth attending civic education in Muhoza Sector.
IP Ntiyamira appealed to them to “stand for what you represent as future leaders” by refraining from drug consumption, socialising with drug addict and any form of unlawful behaviours.
He urged them to partner with police to identify especially the suppliers of narcotics like cannabis and other substances like illicit gins, to break the chain of supply.
“As young and able people, you have a big role to play in crime prevention through community policing; we look forward to having you on board to ensure that drug dealers are identified and arrested to face justice,” said IP Ntiyamira.
He challenged them to be agents of change and join the campaign against use of illicit substances which are common among the youth.
“This country is counting on the young generation to drive the development further. It will be a dead end if the youth indulge in consuming illicit drugs, which has been one of the sources of other crimes,” IP Ntiyamira noted.
“You have an obligation to stand up and say no to drugs, work hard and live to your expectations,” he added.
He also urged them to focus on their studies.
The Executive Secretary of Muhoza sector, Jean Pierre Manzi, commended Rwanda National Police’s continued efforts and dedication to fight and prevent drug abuse among the youth.
He called upon the youth to become partners in the campaign to further fight the vice by mainly sharing credible information on those involved to ensure suspects are arrested.