The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye has described activities of Police Week as part of Rwanda’s liberation process that is currently tailored at ensuring welfare of the people, steady and sustainable development of the country.
He made the remarks yesterday in Gasabo District where he also handed over solar power systems to 56 households in Agahinga Village, Muko Cell of Jali Sector.
“Liberation was not only about ending the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi; it was also about a bigger picture that captured the shape and the lifestyle of the people after. This is the new aspect of the liberation struggle, we must work hard to ensure we take our country to a higher level, and Police Week activities are linked to Rwanda’s continuous liberation struggle,” said Minister Busingye.
He commended the existing partnership between Rwanda National Police (RNP) and its stakeholders including Rwandans in boosting security, social welfare and development.
“We have achieved a lot but we need to work even harder; to do that we must jealously guard what we have achieved,” he added.
He appealed to residents of Jali Sector to build a stronger partnership with the police in matter of security and development, and refrain from any acts that could hinder Rwanda’s peace and security.
During the Jali event, the Minister also visited improved sanitation facilities and inaugurated clean water source that were also constructed in the same Police Week context.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana said that throughout the Police Week that started on May 16, RNP connected about 3400 homes with solar-powered energy systems across the country, 20 health centers.
During the course of the month-long security and community development activities, Police also linked about 600 homes to clean tap water, 700 people given universal medical insurance commonly known as Mutuelle de Sante, constructed or renovated 60km of feeder road, constructed 150 toilets and 30 kitchens.
Other activities include a Rwf40 million football pitch in Gikomero Sector also in Gasabo, constriction of bridges and water channels and fighting armyworms.
“We couldn’t have achieved these without the help of the public and other stakeholders including organs under the Ministries of Infrastructure and Local Government. Our mandate is to ensure that Rwandans are secure and their welfare determines their security, that’s why we are committed to further supplement government development activities to improve the security and welfare of the people,” IGP Gasana said.
He emphasized that “all Rwandans must be protected from any form of insecurity and RNP is mandated to ensure that.”
Present was the mayor of City of Kigali, Pascal Nyamulinda, Deputy CEO in charge of Rural Water & Sanitation Services in Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), Gisele Umuhumuza, among others.
One of the beneficiaries, Alphonsine Uwiringiyimana expressed her excitement.
“We could struggle getting money to buy kerosene for the lamp, today I have free electricity. I thank President Kagame who made this happen and the police that have showed us its commitment to improving social welfare of the people.”
- Minister Johnston flanked by IGP Emmanuel K. Gasana, Mayor of City of Kigali Pascal Nyamulinda and Mayor of Gasabo, inaugurating clean water sources in Jali.
- Minister Johnston Busingye switches on light in one of the houses to launch solar energy in Jali.
- IGP Emmanuel K. Gasana speaking in Jali.