Kagame urges continued citizen-police partnership

Kagame urges continued citizen-police partnership

President Paul Kagame has called for continued cooperation between citizens and the Rwanda National Police (RNP) given that peace and security have been the foundation of the progress and wellbeing achieved by Rwandans over the last few years.

The Head of State was speaking yesterday in Kigali as he officiated at the celebrations to mark the 17th anniversary of the Rwanda National Police, which took place following the pass-out of officer cadets.

He also urged citizens across the country to continue their partnership with the police to fight crime and promote more safety in their communities.

“The Police cannot succeed when working alone but it can achieve its goals when working in collaboration with citizens”, Kagame said.

Yesterday’s celebrations were a chance for the police force to reflect on its milestones, achievements and strategies such as cooperation with the general public and bringing about more peace and safety in the country.

The celebrations also marked the end of Police Week, a month-long exercise of community outreach activities that is held every year.

This year’s drive focused on connecting solar energy to thousands of households, providing clean water to different communities in the country, building bridges and community roads, and holding anti-crime campaigns among other activities.

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