The program kicked off on Wednesday 28th April 2021 in Gasabo village, Nkondo cell, Rwinkwavu sector in Kayonza district of Eastern Province where village leaders came together to sign performance contracts with district’s officials.
Last week, the Minister of Local Government, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi held a visit in Eastern Province and reminded local leaders that they will be held accountable in case they fail to track drug traffickers.
He explained that it is not understandable how village leaders can fail to do so yet they easily identify individuals suspected of other crimes.
Following the advice, Eastern Province pledged to initiative the activity of signing performance contracts with village leaders to prevent crimes particularly in villages neighboring with borders.
The activity started in Kayonza district yesterday as a gesture to mobilize village leaders to strive for drug-free communities.
The mayor of Kayonza district, Jean Claude Murenzi has requested residents to report criminals threatening security.
He particularly urged village leaders to avoid connivance with criminals threatening security and drug traffickers as well.
“If we ensure that villages and their sub-units, cells and sectors are safe, the district will also be peaceful. Let us collaborate and oversee for our neighbors to make early reporting and counteract crimes,” he said.