The five-day tour is part of the one-year course to link theories to realities on the ground. The Police students are from five African countries, namely; Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan, Namibia and Somalia.
On Monday, May 31, the students, who were accompanied by the NPC Commandant, Commissioner of Police (CP) Christophe Bizimungu, visited Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Kigali Special Economic Zone where they were given deep understanding on Rwanda’s investment and development agenda.
At RDB, Fred Karemera, One Stop Center division manager gave them a detailed background of Rwanda’s economic and investment journey.
“Investing in Rwanda and the milestone taken was possible because security is guaranteed. No one can invest in an unsafe environment because you will be exposing that investment to high risks. Again, the good governance system and the ease of doing business are a big boost in attracting investments in a safe and secure country,” said Karemera.
He, however, noted that the economy and investment were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic world over, and that Rwanda equally experienced similar challenges in different areas of national development, but added that the country took steps contain the pandemic but also to remain on the economic growth path.
According to Commissioner Monaliza Molebugi from Namibia, the tour gave them an in-depth understanding on how security plays a great role in the country’s economic development.
The tour is one of the NPC’s PSCSC programmes for the students to get deep grasp realities related to security, governance, economy, and social welfare combined with the maintenance of law and order in countries, the region and beyond.
The students are scheduled to visit other institutions in different sectors of law enforcement, governance, security, foreign policy, and economic development.
The one-year course offers police operation and staff work, strategic leadership in police studies and master’s programme in Peace Studies and Conflict transformation.