The National Youth Council (NYC), Rwanda Cycling Federation and the District Police Unit of Gatsibo, on August 14, organized a one day event to search for talents in cycling among the youth as well as sensitise the young generation on the ill-effects of drug abuse.
The exercise was meant to enlighten the youth on positive living, develop and make use of their talents and to urge them to subscribe to the public medical insurance - Mutuelles de Sante.
The cycling competition trekked through the sectors of Kiziguro, Remera, Murambi and Kiramuruzi.
The winners received varied awards including bicycles and financial support in their career development.
Faustin Mparabanyi, FERWACY technical director challenged the youth to refrain from unlawful acts of abusing and dealing in drugs and instead venture their time in education and developing their talents.
He pledged to support the career of cycling for those who excelled during the competition.
Inspector of Police (IP) Roger Rwakayiro, the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO), who spoke at length on the role of the youth in fighting drug related crimes, challenged the young generation to be the voice of safety, security and development.
He urged them to join their colleagues in Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing (RYVCP) to put ideas and efforts together for the fast transformation of their country.
They were also urged to love sports as a healthy and great source of income.
- FERWACY’s Faustin Mparabanyi addressing the youth in Gatsibo.