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Senatorial Standing Committee on Security meet RNP leadership

Members of the Senatorial Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Security, on October 4, visited Rwanda National Police (RNP) where they were received by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana at the General Headquarters in Kacyiru.

Headed by the chairperson of the commission Michael Rugema, the legislators and the Police leadership held discussions related to the implementation of Government Fundamental Principle in the fighting Genocide and all forms of related ideologies.

IGP Gasana said that genocide is a pertinent issue that the force gives much attention.

He added that RNP has prioritized capacity building as a driving force towards professionalism as an effective tool that has facilitated in fighting and preventing genocide related crimes.

The Police Chief also said that fighting these crimes against humanity is a joint effort, which requires continuous engagement with all actors including the public to effectively combat Genocide and all malpractices that would incite Genocide.

According to Police statistics, genocide related crimes dropped significantly over the years, hate speeches at times facilitated by technology, continue to manifest especially during the Commemoration period.

Senator Rugema said the visit aimed at having joint discussions on issues related to Genocide and to also draw more collective strategies to effectively combat issues that still exist.

“RNP is a key and lead partner in the fight against Genocide, this is why this team came here to discuss on joint efforts to efficiently combat this inhuman crime and also to uproot its ideologies,” Senator Rugema said.

“Police have always been on the forefront in the prevention of Genocide ideologies and other criminal activities, this is something commendable and we are proud to closely work with them to continue reversing the trend to ensure our country continue to enjoy peace and security,” he added.

“For a country that experienced one of the inhuman acts in history, this is a remarkable journey that we should continue to build on together.”


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