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The second meeting of the joint provincial committee has been held to discuss the security situation


Dec 15, 2021

CIBITOKE December 15th (ABP) – After their initial contact meeting held last November, the members of the joint provincial security committee met for the second time on Monday, December 13, at the headquarters of Cibitoke province, to discuss committee missions and discussions on working methods. The multisectoral group made up of heads of services, representatives of political parties and religious denominations, took stock of the security situation, which was deemed to be generally good, except a few isolated cases.

These include in particular the frauds which persist especially on the border with the DR Congo, drug trafficking on the same border in the communes of Buganda and Rugombo; the Covid-19 and the illegal unions which continue to be talked about, and so on.

The Governor’s Office Chief of Staff, Mr. Anicet Saïdi and the Provincial Police Commissioner, OPP1 Jean Baptiste Bigirumuremyi, who chaired the meeting, answered questions from the participants for clarification.

They shed light on the missions, organization, composition and functioning of the joint security committees. The participants insisted on the collaboration and the communication which must guide the members of those committees from the village to the provincial level.

It is worthy to note, however, that the joint committees cannot replace the police or the judiciary. They agreed to sensitize the people for the education of all children, against fraud, against illegal marriages, against early marriages and for the respect of barrier measures taken against Covid-19.