Rwanda, Uganda police to strengthen cooperation
There is need to deepen cooperation between Rwanda and Uganda police forces in order to combat cross border crimes.
This was said yesterday during a meeting between Rwanda’s Commissioner General of Police, Emmanuel Gasana and Lt. General Kale Kayihura, Inspector General of Uganda Police in Kigali.
Kayihura’s visit is aimed at discussing areas of co-operation and drawing plans on how the two institutions can jointly fight policing challenges of combating transitional organised crime.
Addressing senior police officials from the two institutions, Kayihura commended Rwanda’s police for having registered tremendous achievements in a short time.
“I am very moved by the order that is in the country and hope my senior team will adopt the practices enforced here, like community policing and e-Policing,” said Kayihura.
E-Policing is the transaction of services and information between the police and citizens via the internet, a development Rwandan police has introduced.
Kayihura said globalisation has enhanced the capacity of criminals saying that there was need for the two police forces to put up new advanced mechanisms to fight them.
“We need to develop better means to out beat these criminals in the area of terrorism that has been a threat to our region,” Kayihura asserted, pushing for the introduction of scanners at border points
Gasana noted that two teams of senior expert would draw a roadmap that will give more guidance to both police institutions.
“It’s high time we moved from commitment to actions in order to fully ensure safety and security in our nations,” Gasana said.
The two police chiefs are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding today on the adoption of the best practices.
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