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Raising awareness of the smooth running of the recruitment of officer candidates for the national police


Sep 8, 2022

BUJUMBURA September 7th (ABP) – Delegations from the Ministry of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security are organizing meetings in different provinces for administrators, representatives of religious denominations and heads of services to contribute the smooth running of the process of recruiting officer candidates for the national police.

In Rumonge (south-west), the delegate of the Ministry of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security, col.de pol. Hermenegilde Hatungimana urged everyone to contribute so that this recruitment takes place under good conditions. The administration and the heads of departments are invited to deliver the necessary documents to the candidates who need them but, he insisted, in a legal way. Religious denominations have in turn been invited to contribute in raising awareness for the massive participation of young people in the recruitment of candidate officers for the police.

                                                         The delegation of the Ministry in charge of Public Security in Cankuzo

Some of the participants requested that the civil status criterion be revised so that single mothers have access to recruitment as is done when it comes to reintegration into school. They find that this criterion excludes girls when the boys, authors of these pregnancies, are welcomed. Mr. Hatungimana promised to submit this request to the hierarchical authorities while calling on the stakeholders to refer to the criteria already in place for the next recruitment.

In Cankuzo (east), the recruitment commission for officer candidates for the national police brought together on Monday, September 5, 2022, administrative staff, heads of services and representatives of religious denominations to raise awareness of the smooth running of the recruitment process,  a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

During that session, Police Colonel Longin Sibomana invited participants to work in synergy to raise awareness and facilitate access to the documents required so that candidates participate massively in registration. Given that there are candidates who attempt to fraud documents, he urged the authorities involved in the granting of these to be vigilant and to provide these documents in transparency.

The difficulty of obtaining an extract from the criminal record was noted because there is no one-stop shop in this province. There, we promised to submit this problem to the hierarchy to find a solution.

In Rutana (south-east), a delegation from the ministry having public security in its attributions held a meeting for heads of departments, representatives of religious denominations, as well as administrators working in this province, on Monday 5 September 2022, with a view to raising their awareness for their contribution to the recruitment of national police officer candidates.

During that meeting, the ministry’s envoy, Lt. Col. of Pol. Emile Ntakirutimana called on the authorized services to facilitate the granting of the necessary documents for police candidates. For representatives of religious denominations, he invited them to educate young people so that all interested parties can have access to this information in time to register.

For candidates for this recruitment, he invited them to be sincere by avoiding the use of fraudulent documents.

In Makamba (south), the chief of staff of the governor of Makamba, Mr. Bernard Ntahomvukiye, asks administrative staff, heads of departments and representatives of religious denominations to help raise awareness of the recruitment of candidates for the Higher Institute of police. He made this call on Monday, September 5, 2022, during an awareness meeting, for this purpose.

Mr. Ntahomvukiye indicated that those candidates are young people aged between 18 and 25, who have passed the State Examination and who are still single.

The head of the recruitment delegation, Mr. Nestor Majambere asked the participants to raise awareness in order to convey the message to as many young people as possible in order to have candidates of all genders and ethnicities in this activity.

Note that recruitment will take place from September 6 to 16, 2022, and only concerns students who have passed the state exam, 2021 edition.