MUSANZE – The Rwanda National Police, yesterday, held its first demobilisation exercise involving 272 police officers.
The officers were mostly discharged on retirement and medical grounds.
According to the National Police statute, 146 officers, who retired are entitled to 36 months salary payment, while another lot of 105, who were laid off will receive six months pay. Those discharged due to medical reasons will receive 18 months salary.
The discharged officers hold rank from police constable to chief sergeant.
“We are grateful for having played a part in the laying of the foundation for the security of the country; we pledge to continue working with security organs to consolidate security,” said Claver Nayigiziki, now a retiree.
The Minster of Internal Security, Sheik Musa Fazil Harerimana, who officiated the exercise at the National Police Academy in Musanze, urged the former police officers to maintain a high-level of discipline, and encouraged them to form cooperatives to start up income-generating activities.
The Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel Gasana, asked them to be exemplary citizens within their respective communities.
They were each presented with a certificate of service.