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Security organs handover a modern house to Kamonyi resident built under COP2024

Officials from the Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) presented a house to a beneficiary of the Defence and Security Outreach Programme (COP2024) in Kamonyi District, Southern Province on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

The COP2024 initiative, launched in March 2024, aiming to support community development and complement the national development agenda.

Over the course of three months, various human security activities were conducted nationwide under the theme, “30 years of Liberation: Defence and Security Organs partnering with the Community for Rwanda’s Development.”

They addressed human security issues in different parts of the district like medical services, the construction of houses for disadvantaged families, among other interventions.

The closing ceremony on Kamonyi District level, was held in Musambira Sector, this Wednesday in the presence of Rwanda Defence Force and Rwanda National Police personnel, Rwanda Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, District officials, etc.

Ufitiwabo Mediatrice, who was presented with a house built through these activities, said she used to live in a poor setting but now she is going to live in a nice and spacious house.

“Usually, my children and I didn’t have a place to stay, so sometimes we spent the night in other people’s houses that were full of mosquitoes.” She said.

She says she is grateful to the security organs for helping her find a shelter.

About 28,000 people from Ruhango, Nyanza, Muhanga and Kamonyi districts benefitted from medical services through the Defense and security Citizen Outreach Program 2024. At least 150 serious diseases have been operated and treated free of charge.

The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Uwimana Consolée, commended what have been done in these three months and said they show that if Rwandans come together they can achieve a lot.

According to her, at the national level, 31 houses for the needy and 15 ICDs were built. About 800 people were given small livestock, medical services were delivered; water pipes and about 13 bridges were built, to mention a few.

She asked the people to fight to improve their lives through avoiding alcoholism, conflicts and all other things that cause insecurity in the family.

Ufitiwabo Mediatrice
Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Uwimana Consolée
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