NYAGATARE – Revellers in Rwempasha Sector, Nyagatare District will have to leave bars by 7 pm to avoid falling in trouble with local authorities.
This was one of the resolutions reached at a recent security meeting, convened to explore ways of curbing crime ahead of the forthcoming festive season.
The meeting directed bar owners in the area to always close their business at 7pm.
At the meeting that brought together local leaders, village heads were asked to be more vigilant to prevent smuggling of illicit brew through porous borders.
Rwempasha connects Nyagatare with neighbouring Ntungamo district in Uganda and is notorious for dealing in the illicit brew.
“This sector harbours people who smuggle illicit alcohol from Uganda which is a serious threat to security. We should stand up as a team to tighten security against them,” said James Gakuru, Rwempasha Sector Executive Secretary.