Rwanda: authorities close second security firm
Rwanda National Police has stopped Tabasec limited’s operation, making it the second firm to be closed after Fodey security firm,which was closed at the end of 2013 citing
Tabasec limited is a private security firm located in Kicukiro sector, Kicukiro District, which has been operating illegally.
Police said in a statement that Tabasec limited has been illegal operating and the firm had no operational license.
Officially, operation licenses are issued by Rwanda National Police after the firm fulfills all the requirements. It is reported that in October, 2013 the police notified the firm to stop its business, but the firm defied the directives.
“The company had no management structure, lacked recruitment criteria, training manual, operation plan and security equipments, which Rwanda National Police bases on to issue a working permit,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Damas Gatare.
ACP Gatare said the force is working out a plan with other licensed private security firms to employ former Tabasec guards.
Fodey security owned by a Canadian-Somali businessman, Omar Soyan, was closed on November 8 its operating license revoked, by the Ministry of Internal Security on grounds of unprofessional conduct by its guards, absenteeism of security and forgery of financial statements.
The government said it took the decision after many cases were filed in courts of law by aggrieved staff who had not been paid their salaries as well as several incidents of unprofessional practices which included hiring a foreigner without following procedures.