Residents of Kirehe Sector in Kirehe District have been called upon to stand up against domestic and gender based violence and drug abuse, one of the common crimes in the area.
While addressing the residents, Inspector of Police (IP) Gahigi Harerimana, the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) of Kirehe and IP Desire Niyonizeye, the station commander of Kirehe, on August 8, engaged the residents on their role in combating the vices.
Kirehe is one of the districts mapped as major transit routes for drug traffickers.
IP Niyonizeye noted that most conflicts reported at Police stations are linked to drug abuse.
“As lead partners in community policing, you can make Kirehe an impossible gate for drug dealers; it requires you to turn the will and ability into actions,” IP Niyonizeye said.
The residents were further urged to always provide timely information on drug dealers, abuser and families facing internal conflicts.
In a meeting that was also attended by local leaders in Kirehe Sector, the residents were urged to actively take part in government development programmes and subscribe to public health insurance – Mutuelle de Sante.