Majority of Rwandans feel safe and secure, at least at the rate of 95.44 per cent, according to results from the latest national governance index from the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB). The Rwanda Governance Scorecard, the seventh edition, shows that the security and safety indicator remains the best performing pillar of all the indicators gauged by the board. Safety and security scored 94.29 per cent in the previous edition. The pillar measures the extent to which safety and security is provided, including personal and property safety, reconciliation, social cohesion and national unity, as well as how national security is safeguarded. Rwandans feel confident in the Rwanda Defence Force at the rate of 99.23 per cent, more than they do in the Rwanda National Police (90.88 per cent), according to the index. Nationally, citizens are satisfied with security at 96.89 per cent. When it comes to personal and property security, 87.10 per cent feel safe walking at night alone, while 81.90 per cent think their properties are secure, and 92.51 per cent feel satisfied with their personal security. The scorecard tracks the country’s performance in relation to her national, regional and global governance commitments. “We do this because we want to hold ourselves accountable, be transparent, and also use the resources we have in the best interest of our citizens,” Usta Kaitesi, RGB’s chief executive said during the launch. Participation and Inclusiveness pillar attained the highest rate of improvement at 8.96 per cent in comparison with the previous edition. The improvement is attributed to the improvement in performance of the indicator of citizen participation, which scored 82.53 per cent up from 72.68 per cent in the previous edition. The improved performance is also attributed to the improvement of decentralization, which scored 87.52 per cent up from 64.62 per cent in the previous edition. Performance of local government scored 81.31 per cent against 70.70 per cent scored in the previous edition. Investing in Human and Social development was the least performing pillar with a score of 73.32 per cent.