The Western Regional Police Commander (RPC), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Emmanuel Karasi has urged residents of Ngororero District to be security agents in identifying and reporting people that could be involved in wrongful acts.
He noted that ensuring security is equally their responsibility to ensure their social wellbeing as well as facilitating development.
The RPC was speaking on Sunday shortly after a community policing football match between Police officers operating in the region and Morning Sport club of the business community in Ngororero town, which ended 2-all draw.
He appealed to the to work with local leaders to ensure that information flows in real time on anything that can affect their way of exercising their rights and development activities.
“This bond will significantly lead to crime prevention, and where a crime occurs we will be able to identify and arrest the culprits, and recover stolen items,” said ACP Karasi.
He seized the opportunity to appeal to parents to take their children to school and always be close to them against peer pressure which at times influences them to indulge in abusing illicit drugs, which forces them to drop out of school and engage in other criminal activities like theft.
He asked opinion leaders to advise parent against gender and domestic violence.
Present at the occasion was also the mayor of Ngororero, Godfrey Ndayambage, who echoed the same message but tasked grassroots leaders to spearhead the security and development agenda.