The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Jeanne Chantal Ujeneza, on Monday, June 5, received a delegation from Guinea at the Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters in Kacyiru.
The delegation headed by the Secretary General in the Ministry of Transport of Guinea, Mamadou Saliou Diaby, is in the country for a three day visit to learn from Rwanda's road traffic management.
DIGP Ujeneza said that road safety is among the primary responsibilities of the RNP to prevent accidents and loss of lives.
"The state of road security is worrying globally as stated by the World Health Organization, and Rwanda National Police gives it due attention as one of the key factors to ensure the safety of people and their property Rwanda," DIGP Ujeneza said.
According to the WHO, more than 1.35 million people die on roads every year and leaves up to 50 million others injured. The report, which suggests that road fatalities are likely to double by 2030, also puts road accidents as the leading cause of death to children and adults aged between 5 and 29.
Through a presentation, the delegation was explained on the road management structures, including the departments of Traffic and Road Safety, Testing and Licensing, Automobile Inspection as well as hi-tech services adopted such as traffic enforcement cameras, mechanic inspection and issuance of driver's permit, among others.
On his part, Mamadou Saliou Diaby, the head of the visiting delegation, said that this will help them to make further improvements in the management of road traffic back home.
"It is clear that Rwanda has made strides in many spheres of development including traffic management. Over 85 percent of people in Guinea use road transport and are prone to fatal incidents due to reckless human behaviours and lack of enough infrastructure.
This visit is an opportunity for us to borrow best practices to curb the rate of road accidents in our country," Diaby said.
The delegation later visited Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay tribute to more than one million people, who were massacred during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
They will also visit the departments of Automobile Inspection, and Testing and Licensing.