Rwanda Police exports Umuganda in Haiti

Hundreds of Rwandan Police Officers in a Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti on Saturday August 26, 2013 forewent their weekend and spent all day sweaty planting trees and cleaning bushes in the community.

The exercise coincided with the monthly community work Umuganda in Rwanda.
The exercise took place in Minustah Regional Headquarter and in Jeremie Base Camp.

According to CSP Peter HODARI, the Contingent Commandant, planting trees will help conserve the degrading environment in the area and cleaning is meant to improve the hygiene.  

“This is also part of our greening the mission and environmental conservation campaign,” he said. “And also part of observing our values such as Agaciro.”

CSP HODARI added that the role of Rwanda FPUIV goes beyond its mandate of helping Haitian National Police to ensure the safety of people living in Haiti. “We are also here to enhance development through maintaining infrastructure, environmental protection and supporting people’s welfare.”

Indeed, as it is done back home, Rwandan Police Officers in Haiti, very last Saturday of the month, organize activities to help people in Haitian villages.

This is another way of preserving Rwandan values in the mission CSP HODARI said.

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