Nyarugenge night patrol personnel insured against occupational hazards

On 28 September 2017 at 01:20

A total of 200 community policing patrols agents locally known as Abanyerondo from Kimisagara sector of Nyarugenge District, have been given medical insurance in case of occupational hazards under the auspices of Radiant Insurance Company and the sector.

Radiant Insurance Company will facilitate community policing patrols agents have access to medical services in case they get involved in job-related accidents.

Ovia Tuhairwe Kamanzi, the sales officer in Radiant said that they chose to insure community policing agents to facilitate them perform their job peacefully.

“Launching this service as an insurance company is because we do all that is possible to help Rwandans develop in whatever they do,” Kamanzi said.

Kamanzi said that the insurance cover will last one year and will provide Rwf1,000,000 to whoever experiences an occupational hazard while on duty. The insurance will also provide Rwf100,000 to every beneficiary who will suffer any job-related sicknesses.

The executive secretary for Kimisagara sector, Serge Ruziga said that they chose to seek insurance for night patrol agents because their job involves many risks that sometimes cause deaths.

“One of our personnel was killed by gangs and two more were hit by motorbikes and got disabilities when they were on duty. So we thought of insurance as a response to this problem” he said.

PatrickRuzindana one of the community policing patrol agents welcomed the initiative saying victims of occupational hazards have been suffering without getting any external support.