At least 108 households and a health centre in Bugesera District have also been added to the growing number of houses connected with solar energy as part of the ongoing community development activities to mark the Rwanda National Police (RNP) 17th anniversary.
All the connected families are in Buhara Village in Ngaruka Sector as well as Mugorore Health Centre.
The official handover of solar energy preceded Umuganda where government officials, security organs and residents laid bricks for the construction of about 38 toilets for the disadvantaged families in Gihembe Cell.
The State Minister in charge of Social Affairs and Social Protection in the Ministry of Local Government, Dr. Alivera Mukabaramba lauded RNP for its active engagement on uplifting the wellbeing of Rwandans
“It’s not only about physical security but also about development of households without which can also be a security issue,” the State Minister said, urging residents of Ngaruka Sector to be agents of safety and security in their neighborhoods.
Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera, the Commandant of Counter Terrorism Training Center (CTTC)-Mayange, who represented RNP leadership, said that the force’s focus is to supplement the government agenda in both aspects of security and development, but also ensuring that Rwandans own their security through community policing.
He asked residents to reap from the prevailing peace and security to engage in economic development activities and be strong partners in fighting and preventing crimes through real time information sharing.
“It is not only about keeping physical security of persons and their belongings but also social well-being of communities.”
He noted that relations between the police and the community are at the best like never before and urged them to carry on with their patriotism towards sustainable security and development.