Kigali City Security and Hygiene campaign kicks-off
Kigali city residents have six months to implement security and hygiene measures on community and family levels in the third phase of the “Security and Hygiene” promotion campaign in Kigali city.
The campaign was launched on January 16, 2014 at the Rwanda National Police headquarters in Kacyiru
Eligible participants will include administrative sectors, waste collection companies, transporters, artists and journalists, who will be recognized and awarded for their role in supporting and promoting hygiene and security in the city.
The six-month exercise is an initiative of Rwanda National Police (RNP) and the Kigali City council aimed at bringing various players on board to strengthen security and hygiene.
At the security level, the campaign will mainly focus on: fighting drugs and alcohol abuse, ensuring safety and security in public places, fighting noise pollution and use of plastic bags, addressing issues of prostitution, street children and beggars, fighting gender violence and strengthening community night patrols.
While on the hygiene level, the campaign will focus on waste Management, personal hygiene, hygiene in homes, greening and city beautification and implementation of hygiene standards in public places.
The winning sector in hygiene will walk away with a vehicle, tipper type while the winner in security will get a vehicle, double-cabin tipper truck, all courtesy of Rwanda National Police.
The Mayor of Kigali city Fidel Ndayisaba and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana, stressed the importance of the campaign stating that Kigali’s development will depend on residents playing a major role of implementing security and hygiene measures.
“Security and hygiene are the source of development and these move hand-in-hand. We are very determined to achieve this goal so as to make Kigali in particular and Rwanda in general, safer and cleaner.” Gasana said.
City Mayor, Ndayisaba also encouraged the community to look at the campaign as a competition and thus take it serious ensures quality implementation of security and hygiene measures so as to emerge as winners.
Kigali is one of the cleanest cities in Africa as a result of government initiatives in promoting general cleanliness, infrastructure maintenance, greening and beautification drives and community participation.
Despite its cleanliness, some Kigali areas are not as clean. Issues to be addressed include; environmental pollution, waste and rain water poor systems. These were cited in the 3rd Kigali Environment Outlook Report, in December, 2013.