As part of the ongoing campaign to make security and hygiene a trademark in the City of Kigali, grassroots leaders in Nyarugenge District have been challenged to introduce the idea to the people and ensure that the campaign becomes a success.
While addressing sector executive secretaries and police officers on August 16, the mayor of Nyarugenge Kayisime Nzaramba noted that the general population has a significant role to play to promote security, sanitation and hygiene in their respective communities.
“This campaign is for everyone especially the people; it is a campaign for the City of Kigali, Police, the district, sectors, cells, villages and individuals or households. Its success will therefore depend on the role each and everyone plays,” Nzaramba said.
“A team composed of local authorities and police will visit each and every sector to see the implementation process of the security and hygiene campaign and ranking each village, cell and sector according to their performance, which you should strive to be exceptional,” he added.
She urged them to support and make community policing committees and community night patrols – Irondo – more effective and functional to further ensure safety and security in communities and ensure public order.
Supt. Thomas Twahirwa, the District Police Commander echoed similar message adding that drug abuse and gender based violence, which are entailed in Imihigo.
The Imihigo signed between RNP, CoK and the districts of Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge focuses on strengthening partnership in various fields of promoting security, sanitation and hygiene down to the household level.
It also includes fighting noise pollution, sell of alcoholic drinks to minors, fire outbreak, public order management, promoting road security, identifying and effectively responding to all sites in cells where drugs are sold, where the drugs come from and individual and groups involved in this criminal acts.
As means to ensure public order, strategies will be laid to sensitise prostitutes, beggars and street children and organize them in lawful businesses for easy support, sensitize and relocate street vendors to authorized markets, professionalise night patrols and identify and reunite conflict-ridden families.