The Western Regional Police Commander, ACP Emmanuel Karasi has urged residents of Ngororero District to be security agents. They have a role in identifying and reporting people involved in wrongful acts.
After a community policing football match this Sunday, the RPC took an occasion to address to residents of Ngororero. The match opposed Police officers in the region with Morning Sport club of local business community. He noted that ensuring security is equally their responsibility to ensure their social wellbeing as well as facilitating development.
Citizens have to flow information in real time, about anything that can affect their lives and development activities. This needs, according to ACP Karasi, working tightly with local leaders.
“This bond will significantly lead to crime prevention, and where a crime occurs we will be able to identify and arrest the culprits, and recover stolen items,” said ACP Karasi.
On the same opportunity, he appealed parents to educate their children and always be close to them. This will prevent peer pressure influencing them to indulge in abusing illicit drugs, later on forces them to drop out school and engage in other criminal activities like theft. The role of opinion leaders would also be to advise parents against gender and domestic based violence.
The same message was echoed by the mayor of Ngororero, Godfrey Ndayambaje, who further tasked grassroots leaders to spearhead the security and development agenda.
According to statistics of 2014, most frequent crimes in Western Province are: Assault and burglary (659), housebreaking theft (473), forging drugs and psychotropic substance (389). From the same source, 26% of robbery cases in Rwanda occurred in this Province.
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