KCC, RNP discuss security ahead of parliamentary elections

The Kigali City Council (KCC) and Rwanda National Police (RNP) on August
15, held a one day meeting to discuss and draw collective strategies to ensure next month's secure and peaceful parliamentary elections.

The meeting was also attended by officials from the National Electoral Commission, Mayors, vice mayors and sector executive secretaries from the three districts of Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge.

Fidel Ndayisaba, the Mayor of the City of Kigali asked participants to play
a big role in ensuring that both the candidates and citizens exercise their
full rights during the elections.

“We have had previous peaceful elections and it should be our norm,”Ndayisaba said.

Prof. Kalisa Mbanda, NEC Chairperson noted that every Rwandan citizen,
either a candidate or eligible voter has a right to vote.

“We want to make sure that every eligible voter participates peacefully in
the electoral process,” said Kalisa.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Bosco Rangira, the Central
Region Police Commander said Police has strategies in place to ensure
elections are conducted peacefully.

ACP Rangira urged the citizenry to have ownership of the exercise by
sharing information with the Police and other security agencies about
anybody attempting to disrupt elections.

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