Partner with women MPs, Senator urges female cops

  EASTERN PROVINCE RWAMAGANA — The development of a country needs people with clear vision and focus, Senator Aloysia Inyumba has said.

EASTERN PROVINCE

RWAMAGANA — The development of a country needs people with clear vision and focus, Senator Aloysia Inyumba has said.

While closing a three-day workshop for Rwandan female police officers at Hotel Dereva in Rwamagana on Wednesday, the senator urged the participants to form networks with Rwandan women parliamentarians, in order to form a discussion forum for development activities.

"Be focused but more revered have a vision for development. Set objectives aimed at developing yourselves and the nation," Inyumba told the police officers.

She appealed to female police officers to work hard and to always exhibit discipline in order to maintain the credibility built by Rwandan women.

Citing several examples of Rwandan women who have excelled in life, the Senator reminded the officers that there is a 3 per cent share up for grabs by women in the Rwandan constitution.

Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP), Gorretti Mwenzangu, Coordinator for Women Police Net Work, said that the workshop aimed at forming networking amongst female police officers.

During the workshop , the participants discussed ways of executing their duties professionally and how to become role models in society. They were also urged on the role of police women, change of behavior, provision of better services, HIV/AIDS and domestic violence.

Mwenzangu said the network was timely and would speed up the ongoing programme of community policing. She said the knowledge obtained would be extended to other female police officers and residents.

Earlier, during the opening, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mary Gahonzire urged the group to provide better service in order to maintain the respect accorded to female police officers in society. She argued that model character exhibited by police officers would motivate more young girls to join the police force.

The workshop was attended by 30 female police representatives from across the Eastern Province.

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