[PHOTOS]: RNP join Nyanza residents in Umuganda to plant 6000 trees
Rwanda National Police (RNP), this Saturday joined residents of Nyanza District in a monthly communal work--Umuganda--where they planted about 6000 trees on a 22-hectare agroforestry land in the villages of Ngorongari and Kabuzuru in Kibinja Cell, Busasamana Sector.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Juvenal Marizamunda and other senior police officers also took part in the monthly community development exercise.
Others include the mayor of Nyanza Erasme Ntazinda as well as over 2500 residents.
They also created terraces on seven hectares to fight soil erosion.
The communal exercise was dedicated to raising awareness against cyber related crimes, human and drug trafficking.
While addressing over 2500 Busasamana residents who turned for Umuganda, DIGP Marizamunda commended the existing Police-public partnership in all spheres of community policing.
"The experience has proved that working together against crimes and human security activities is inevitable if we have to sustain safety and security of our communities and the country general towards sustainable development," DIGP Marizamunda said.
He observed that the country has registered tremendous achievements in security, justice, social welfare and technology.
"This rapid development, however, May come with its security challenges largely facilitated by technology; computers and smartphones have become major tools for criminals," he said, urging especially young people, the majority targeted to vigilant against human traffickers who utilise such technologies to lure them.
"Human trafficking is real; there are also other people who try to defraud people through mobile services," the Deputy Police Chief said, calling for real time information sharing whenever they suspect anyone to be involved in such cybercrimes.
He also hinted on the pressing concern of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and called for strong partnership to break chains of supply, and preventing other crimes like theft, domestic violence, child abuse and even school dropouts which are influenced by drugs.
Mayor Ntazinda also commended the existing working relations between RNP and local government entities as well as the general population in human security activities and improving the lives of Rwandans.