Governor Bosenibamwe roots for ownership against crimes in Northern Province
The Governor made the call while addressing residents of Musanze and Burera districts in separate meetings held on May 12. The two separate community security meetings were also attended by members of security institutions, local leaders and other community policing partners, among others. While addressing thousands of residents of Musanze in a meeting held in Kimonyi Sector, Bosenibambwe noted that “security without the involvement and active participation of the people hits a dead end.” “The community policing initiative empowers you to equally be at the heart of identifying and reporting any criminal or unlawful acts.
Wrongdoers live with you… they live in your communities and are known by you,” Governor Bosenibamwe said. “Don’t hide them because the one you cover up will be a threat to someone else but you should also reason… if your neighbor is the one harboring a wrongdoer; you also risk becoming a victim,” he added. Drug abuse, domestic and gender based violence, theft, assault are said to be among the common crimes in the Northern Province with Burera, Gicumbi and Musanze the most vulnerable. “When you spot anything illegal, be quick to inform police… the communication with security organs has been made easy, so strive for development, which breeds on the firm security ground.”
RNP has nine separate hotlines; Maritime 110, Gender Based Violence 3512, abuse by Police officer 3511, traffic accidents 113, emergency 112, Fire Brigade 111, Anti-Corruption 997, Child Help Line 116 and Isange 3029. The meeting was also attended by provincial officials, district mayors and other local leaders in the two districts, District Police Commanders and representatives of other security organs, among others.Meanwhile, police officers and local leaders in the districts of Rwamagana, Kamonyi, Nyabihu, Nyanza, Huye and Ngoma also engaged residents, motorcyclists, cyclists, members of community policing committees and youth volunteers in crime prevention as Rwanda National Police ignited the awareness against crimes and ensure road safety.