Karongi: Students enlightened on crime prevention
Over 900 students of Nyegamo Senior Secondary School located in Bwishyura Sector of Karongi District were recently sensitised on the philosophy of community policing and urged to play a role in preventing crime.
While addressing the students and the school staff, Trace Munezero, the Inspector of Education in Bwishyura Sector reminded the youngsters to desist from illegal acts singling out abuse of drugs.
“Drugs are harmful to your health and your future," Munezero told the youth.
More than 70 percent of victims of narcotic drugs are the youth aged between 18 and 35 years, an age blacket that should either be in school or workforce.
Munezero further rallied the students to shun other malpractices like sexual acts which result into unwanted pregnancy and contracting sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS.
The sensitisation campaign also resulted into the establishment of an anti HIV/AIDS club in the school.
On his part, Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Aimable Rutayisire, the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO), highlighted the common forms of narcotic drugs in the country such as cannabis, kanyanga, and other contrabands packed in banned plastic bags, and other locally made illicit drinks with various names.
The DCLO urged them to report any person they suspect to be a drug dealers to that they are arrested, as well as drug abusers either in their school or communities so that they are rehabilitated.