The vice mayor of Nyagatare in charge of social affairs, Domitille Musabyemaria has urged residents of Mukama Sector to work with the police against people who use their area as a transit or destination for unlawful commodities or criminal acts.
She made the call recently as she addressed the residents in a police campaign held in Kagina Cell.
The Vice Mayor called for vigilance and timely reporting of anyone they suspect to be involved in criminal acts.
“The first line of your social wellbeing lies in your hands to fight anything that can affect it, and that includes drug dealers, smugglers, thieves and even conflicting families,” the vice mayor said.
Mukama is one of this sectors in Nyagatare used as transit route especially for illicit gin.
She further called for “maximum sanitation and hygiene” to prevent diseases as another security issue.
Inspector of Police (IP) Jean Claude Kaburabuza, the district community liaison officer (DCLO) thanked the existing partnership with the residents in community policing.
IP Kaburabuza noted that in all occasions where residents provide information, the response has been successful and urged them to double the effort in owning their safety and security.