The Mayor of Ruhango District, Francois Xavier Mbabazi has called upon residents to be security conscious by remaining vigilant and report people involved in unlawful acts.
Mayor Mbabazi was speaking in Kinazi Sector during a regular community security review meeting.
He further tasked local leaders to ensure that community policing initiatives are effectively implemented to further close loopholes used by criminals.
“You should involve the community in observing security by stepping up night patrols and knowing people that live in your areas of responsibility” the Mayor said.
The District Police Commander, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Jean Baptiste Irabaruta, thanked residents for their role in locating and arresting criminals including drug dealers.
He, however, said that more vigilance is needed to avoided undesired situations caused by lawlessness.
“Security is a collective effort and not a sole responsibility of security agencies; what we require of you is to share information on anyone you suspect to be involved in any illegal or criminal dealings so that police can investigate and prevent such people from executing their evil plans,” the DPC said.