Police reaches out to rural communities to celebrate liberation
At least 500 families in Karongi district have now access to medical coverage as the Rwanda national Police improves its support to the development of the health sector and poverty eradication in the country.
This was done as the police embarked on a police week activities ahead of preparation of its 14th anniversary and to mark the 20th liberation celebrations, from which 200 mosquito nets were also distributed to families.
Jeanne d’Arc Gakuba, the Vice President of the Senate, who presided over the official launch of the week, commended the partnership between Police and institutions to transform positively lives of vulnerable families.
“A lot has been achieved in terms of security in the past 20 years and let’s continue to build on that to ensure sustainable security,” Gakuba said.
She lauded Police for its health development initiatives including the establishment of Kacyiru Police hospital, Isange One stop centre and Rugabano health centre in Karongi.
Isange which operates under Kacyiru Police hospital provides free medical, psycho-socio and legal services to gender violence victims and is being scaled-up to all district hospitals across the country
In a related development police also donated two cows to two vulnerable families in Musanze district as the force’s support to the government poverty eradication programmes.
Other donations include a motorcycle given to a local musician, Juvenal Ndagijimana for composing community policing songs, 500 insurance cards given to 100 families and Rwf400, 000 awarded to a cultural troop – Uruhongore and Judith Mukamusoni, who composed a song and poem respectively that promote the force’s proactive policing programmes.