Local leaders and security organs in Rwamagana and Kicukiro districts held separately security meetings on Thursday and set further tough measures against criminality.
Although both meetings observed that the security status have generally improved, leaders noted that issues related to sale and use of psychotropic substances, gender based violence and assault, among others, still require close attention by all stakeholders and the people.
Present in the meeting were all local leaders from the cell to the district level and heads, police and army operating in the two districts, among others.
In Rwamagana, the mayor Radjab Mbonyumuvunyi, who chaired the meeting tasked sector and cell executive secretaries to oversee and ensure effectiveness of community night patrols – Irondo.
“Whereas we see improvement in the security status, effective response to other existing challenges of illicit drugs and domestic conflicts and this lies in our hands as leaders through strong partnership with the people to make community policing an effective tool,” Mbonyumuvunyi said.
In Kicukiro, Mayor Dr. Jeanne Nyirahabimana noted that creating a distance between leaders and the people brings a gap both in development and security.
“As leaders, we are accountable to the people and they equally have the responsibility to ensure their safety and security; their collective active involvement in all development matters will be a valuable factor in this noble course, and this necessitates us to further engage them and show them why and how they should be part,” Dr. Nyirahabimana said.
Both meetings also attended by the District Police Commanders, resolved to strengthen awareness campaigns and operations, construct humps in the rehabilitated murram roads to prevent accidents, ensure that households have security lights to prevent night theft under darkness, and to promote sanitation and hygiene.