The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Felix Namuhoranye officially assumed office on Friday, February 24, pledging to continue to build on what his predecessor achieved for the safety of people in Rwanda.
The official handover between IGP Namuhoranye and the outgoing Police Chief, CGP Dan Munyuza was held at the Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters in Kacyiru and presided over by the Minister of Interior, Alfred Gasana.
The ceremony was also attended by the Deputy IGP in charge of Administration and Personnel, Jeanne Chantal Ujeneza, the new Deputy Police Chief in charge of Operations, CP Vincent Sano, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Benjamin Sesonga, commissioners and senior officers of the RNP.
Minister Gasana thanked the President of the Republic for the continued support of the RNP to be a professional force that guarantees the safety of the people.
"A lot has been achieved to ensure the safety and security of the people because of good leadership; we can not recline," Minister Gasana said.
He thanked the outgoing Police Chief for his sacrifice, dedication and immense contribution to the force during his tenure.
IGP Namuhoranye also expressed gratitude to His Excellency the President for the trust and confidence bestowed upon him to continue playing his part in the national security.
"I thank His Excellency for the strategic guidance he gave us to fulfill our obligations.
We will carry on as a team, work with other institutions both in Rwanda and abroad to better provide security as our primary responsibility," IGP Namuhoranye said.
He thanked his predecessor for his role in building a professional Police force.
"Your contribution to security will always be remembered. We will build on that to work adeptly including increasing the capacity of officers.
Rwanda National Police will do everything possible to maintain the security of Rwandans. We will continue to work with other institutions and the citizenry to achieve these goals," IGP Namuhoranye reiterated.
The outgoing Inspector General, on his part, thanked the President for trusting him with the Police responsibilities since 2018, and the support rendered by the line Ministry of Interior.
He wished the new IGP and the entire RNP leadership the best of luck in their new responsibilities.
Over the years, a lot was done to further professionalize the force and to offer quality services, including training and to improve the capacity of officers, infrastructure development and to acquire modern and hi-tech policing tools.
CGP Munyuza, who thanked the RNP family for the support over the past years, expressed his commitment to continue playing his part in the security and development of the Police and the country in general.