more about geneva; font-size: small;”>In collaboration with Nyanza district residents, rx joint forces as well as administrative officials, Police conducted community work which involved working around a forest.
After the community work, Police handed out 10 bicycles and 5 tailoring machines to an association of youths who shunned drugs and illicit alcohol consumption, as a token of appreciation for their efforts.
Police also distributed free 100 mosquito nets and health insurance cards to the most vulnerable people in Nyanza district.
Speaking at the event, the minister of local government James Musoni urged the youth to shun drugs and illicit alcohol consumption as it not only affects their health and socio-economic well being, but the development of the country as a whole.
“Drugs are of no use, they only lead to self destruction. You should instead focus on income generating activities to improve your livelihood,” Minister Musoni advised. He noted that substance abuse is a pushing factor to other criminal activities such as gender based violence.
The inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana told the gathering that everyone has the right to protect themselves, others and also be protected. He noted that the foremost security is socio economic development, education and improving livelihoods.
“There would be no development if Rwandans are still living in poverty,” IGP Gasana pointed out.
Police week activities are set to head to Kicukiro district before the culmination of 16 days leads up to the 12th Police anniversary.