[PHOTOS]: Officer Cadets pay health premiums for 250 residents of Gishari
Officer Cadets, who constitute the ongoing cadet intake ten at Police Training School (PTS), on Saturday handed over health insurance cards to 60 families (250) disadvantaged families of Nyakagarama Village in Gishari Sector, Rwamagana District.
The insurance premiums are financial contributions by each of the Officer Cadets.
The handover presided over by the Governor of Eastern Province, Fred Mufulukye, also coincided with the official handover of a house constructed by employees working at PTS construction sites as part of their corporate responsibility.
The three-room house worth over Rwf6 million was constructed for Clotilde Mahundaza, a Genocide survivor.
Mahundaza was living in a rental house paid by Gishari Sector.
Present was also the Commandant of PTS, Commissioner of Police (CP) Vianney Nshimiyimana, the Regional Police Commander (RPC), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Benoit Kayijuka Sindayiheba, as well as local leaders and thousands of residents.
A beneficiary open her house constructed by people working at PTS construction sites.
Dativa Mukarutesi, one of the health insurance beneficiaries thanked the aspiring officers for the "good and giving heart."
“These are rewards of good governance that our our country enjoys," Mukarutesi said.
"It's amazing how these young people keep looking back to support the disadvantaged in communities and to improve our welfare,” the happy widow and mother of five, added.
Mahundaza, the beneficiary of the house, said; "I am happy that today i have a descent shelter I call my own."
Governor Mufuluke, also thanked the Officer Cadets for the humanitarian assistance.
He appealed to residents to emulate this human security gesture by also playing an important role in community policing and crime prevention.
“Building a nation and improving the welfare of the people becomes easy where the everyone feels the responsibility of giving the little you have and manpower to support those in need in respective communities," the Governor said.
CP Nshimiyimana said that Rwanda National Police considers and invests in human security both as effective tools for proactive policing and to supplement national development efforts.
The Commandant lauded the good existing partnership with the public and residents of Gishari in particular in community policing aspects.
He called for increased efforts against drug related crimes by reporting dealers as well as conflicting families.
The donation is part of the RNP human security efforts.
Last year, PTS also connected 166 families of Gati Village in Gishari Sector with solar energy systems.