Motorcyclists urged to join GBV fight

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Stanley Nsabimana, has called upon motorcycle taxi operators in the country to join hands with the national police to eradicate Gender Based Violence (GBV).
Motorcycle taxi operators in a procession yesterday. (Photo / F. Goodman)
Motorcycle taxi operators in a procession yesterday. (Photo / F. Goodman)

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Stanley Nsabimana, has called upon motorcycle taxi operators in the country to join hands with the national police to eradicate Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Nsabimana made the call yesterday during a meeting with over 100 members of a motorcycle taxi operators association, ASSETAMORWA, at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Kacyiru.

“Prevention is better than cure; and working with you people who transport all sorts of passengers was found to be vital in preventing this crime,” Nsabimana said.

He urged them to be exemplary and be part of fighting child abuse and domestic violence.

Nsabimana’s call came shortly after the motorcycle taxi operators had ended an anti-GBV demonstration which started from Kinamba to the city centre and ended at CID.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Emmanuel Butera urged them to also be part of the fight against all sorts of crimes to ensure a secure country.

“Ensuring security of the country is also your responsibility,” Butera said, warning them against believing in rumours. He told them to always call the police toll free line, 3512, to report GBV crimes.

Pointing out that most accidents are caused by motorcyclists, ACP Butera appealed to operators to always obey traffic rules.

The event was part of the national police’s GBV week which started on Tuesday to mark the force’s 10th anniversary.

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