The Governor of the Northern Province, Jean Claude Musabyimana has called upon the residents to double their efforts in community policing activities noting that the consequences of insecurity are “dire” and affects all.
The Governor made the remarks in Burera District on November 1 where he met and addressed the residents on a wide range of issues in security and development.
The Governor, who was in company of the mayor of Burera, Frolence Uwambajemariya and the District Police Commander Supt. Alex Fata, among others, reminded the residents that under community policing, they equally hold the power against unlawfulness as well as being accountable to their safety, security and development.
“Ideal of community policing was to proactively involve everyone in matters of security and for each and everyone to be an agent of the law and security in particular as a prerequisite to the general wellbeing,” he said.
He appealed to them to continue overseeing and playing an active role in development, sanitation and hygiene as a human security issue, education for all, refrain from conflicts and fight genocide ideology and protect the environment, and to seize this rainy season to engage in farming activities to alleviate poverty.
Earlier on, the Governor chaired a security meeting of leaders which emphasized the need for continued awareness and partnership with the people to further make community policing a valuable tool for safety, security and development.
He also visited a site in Butaro Sector where a health university teaching hospital is under construction.