Gen. Romeo Dallaire pays courtesy call on IGP

Gen (rtd) Romeo Dallaire with IGP Dan Munyuza and other officials at Rwanda National Police General Headquarters in Kacyiru. Courtesy.

Gen (rtd) Romeo Dallaire, on November 13, paid a courtesy call to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dan Munyuza at Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters in Kacyiru.

RNP Spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera said that Gen. Dallaire’s visit aimed at discussing the partnership between RNP and his child soldiers initiative.

‘Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative’ is an organisation that trains security organs (Military and Police) on prevention of recruitment and use of child soldiers.

The initiative brings the security sector perspective to the issue of child soldiers by providing sector members the training and tools necessary to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers worldwide.

“IGP and Gen. Dallaire agreed to formalise (the) partnership between RNP and Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, which will detail all areas of cooperation,” said CP Kabera.

“The partnership will mainly focus on training of Police officers scheduled for UN peacekeeping missions, on dealing with children vulnerabilities and educating young people against radicalism. The training will also produce other Police trainers, who will train other officers,” CP Kabera explained.

Gen (rtd) Romeo Dallaire is a Canadian, who commanded the UN peacekeeping force that was deployed in Rwanda during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

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