The Minister for Local Government and Social Affairs, Francis Kaboneka, has called upon local leaders and security organs in Gatsibo District to collectively tackle security and development issues in the district.
The minister made the call on October 28 in Gatsibo during the district general assembly which focused on security, governance and community development.
“Security is key to development and leaders are there to serve and be accountable to citizens,” Minister Kaboneka said.
“Leaders must be hardworking and selfless. They should help transform their communities,” he added.
The Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, commended the leaders and residents on timely information exchange and urged them to tighten measures against crimes like drug abuse and gender based violence.
He further urged them to strengthen partnership as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between RNP and Gatsibo in March 2012, which focuses on enhancing community policing and poverty alleviation.
IGP Gasana donated a cow to a local resident, Steven Nkunda.
Nkunda was recorgnised for his participation in community policing and crime prevention.