The Inspector General of Rwanda National Police (IGP), Emmanuel Gasana, separately met police chiefs and representatives of ten African countries and discussed various security concerns, a move aimed at agreeing on collective approaches to fight cross-border crimes.
The meetings were held on Tuesday on the sidelines of the two-day third Sub-Saharan International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), which closed yesterday in Kigali.
The Police chiefs are from Seychelles, Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Eritrea, Ghana, Ethiopia, Lesotho and Mozambique.
IGP Gasana commended his counterparts for the existing collaboration but added that there is still need to strengthen partnership for the good of citizens in their respective countries.
He pledged continued collaboration in building the capacity of the forces through training.
Gasana pointed out that sharing information and experiences will make the forces build their capacities, prevent crime and arrest criminals.
The IGP Zambia Police Force, Stella Libongani, expressed gratitude to RNP for offering various trainings to Zambia Police officers to help enhance their policing capabilities.
“Criminals do not respect any boundaries. Working in isolation enables them to commit evil. Cooperation is, therefore, paramount to fight and arrest them,” Libongani said.
RNP and Zambia Police Force are set to sign a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in various policing fields such as training and joint operations.
“We have worked closely with Zambia and recognise her role in ensuring sustainable peace,” IGP Gasana said.