RWAMAGANA - The National Police in the Eastern Province yesterday marked 10 years of service by putting on display a march stretching 7 square kilometres in what has been dubbed “the most exciting ceremony ever to take place in the Provincial town of Rwamagana.”
The ceremony that attracted officials of the Military, Police and local government was graced by the Minister of Labour and Public Service, Anastase Murekezi.
By-standers along the Kigali- Rwamagana highway ended up joining the march.
Murekezi commended the national police for the work they have accomplished in the last ten years in keeping law and order.
“We didn’t have a real police; there was gendarmerie and army doing work in a way that was not professional, especially in handling law and order. Today, we no longer have problems of keeping the communities in peace,” he said.
The Regional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Gilbert Gumira, called upon the population to cooperate with the police in order to maintain the law and order in their respective communities.
“Don’t over speed, don’t drink and drive, don’t use phones while driving…all these distract you and cause accidents,” he told motorists.
Christopher Senabwirwa a local leader in Kigarama village of Nzige sector said that the introduction of Rwanda National Police, saved lives and properties of people.
He said that had it not been for the police, so many people would have died in accident on our roads. The local leader also praised community policing committees for combating gender based violence.
“The newly constructed roads especially the Kigali- Rwamagana would have killed many, if we never had vigilant police. The police have in addition checked gender based violence in our communities,” he said.
The Police have started three weeks period, in which the first will be about traffic laws, the second on environmental protection, and the third week will basically oversee gender based violence.