RNP, Gasabo district in security awareness campaign

Residents of Gatsata after receiving phones under 'Neighborhood Watch' plan (Photo: RNP Media Center)

Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Gasabo District have started a joint awareness campaign in the district to further bring residents on board to ensure their own safety and security.

The campaign started on Saturday in Gatsata sector in is slated to end on September 26 after a tour of all the 26 sectors.

Police also gave out eight mobile phones to selected individuals in Gatsata to strengthen the “Neighborhood Watch.”

The district Mayor, Willy Ndizeye, appealed to Gatsata and Gasabo residents in general, to stand up and ensure their safety, adding that it’s a foundation of all their development plans.

He urged them to tighten night patrols and to share timely information on anything that might cause insecurity in their localities.

ACP Rogers Rutikanga, the Central Region Police Commander thanked the public for their continued cooperation with security organs.

He told them to always know new people in their communities. He said their security and that of the country is well preserved, but added that Rwandans also have a great role in ensuring sustainable security.

“Police cannot be everywhere at all time. you, therefore, have a responsibility of fighting whatever that might affect your safety,” he stated.

He appealed to them to give no room for rumors but rather focus on their development activities.

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