Gasana starts from a sound foundation

In a country where the national police have been commended for going to great lengths to curb corruption, Rwanda’s new police Chief, Brig. Gen Emmanuel Gasana, has an opportunity to improve on the record. Cabinet on Wednesday appointed Gasana as the new Commissioner General of Police replacing the Deputy Commissioner General, Mary Gahonzire, who had been temporarily serving as the National Police chief.

In a country where the national police have been commended for going to great lengths to curb corruption, Rwanda’s new police Chief, Brig. Gen Emmanuel Gasana, has an opportunity to improve on the record.

Cabinet on Wednesday appointed Gasana as the new Commissioner General of Police replacing the Deputy Commissioner General, Mary Gahonzire, who had been temporarily serving as the National Police chief.

The new police boss is bringing with him vast experience in human resource management and he says his new appointment is a challenge and an opportunity as well.

With his vast experience in human security, particularly management of internal security, he is also highly experienced in conflict management and international relations. So he will be a great assert to the force.

Gasana’s leadership, and whether he delivers, will be subject to public scrutiny.

He inherits a force that has been commended for carrying out investigations of corruption involving high-profile individuals and this should be a good start.

Kigali is the safest city within the region and it should remain so under Gasana’s reign, to keep up the good work of his predecessors.

Police as the providers of security, must safeguard the city and the whole country against crime, and should increase on the number of night patrols and work hand in hand to see to it that community policing bears fruits. 

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