As the government strengthens the campaign against illicit drugs continues across the country, the Muslim faithful in Musanze District have joined their colleagues in other district to raise awareness against the vice.

During their meeting held on January 8, they resolved to work hand-in-hand with the police to intensify and resolve all threats to human security that hinders development.

In the meeting also attended by the District Police Commander of Musanze, Supt. Alphonse Gashumba held at Ecole Secondaire Islamique de Ruhengeri (ESIR), they committed to also established a sustainable collaborative framework between local communities and police to curb lawlessness especially related to drugs and human trafficking.

Sheikh Bavuganayo Nuh Quraish, the Imam of Musanze, said that they will take sensitisation programmes in schools and preach against the vice, which he said that it’s against their Islamic beliefs and faith.

Supt. Gashumba hailed the efforts and commitment of the Muslim faithful to supplement the national security and development programmes.

“Security is paramount in the pursuit of economic development. A secure nation attracts visitors and investors hence creating employment opportunities for the youth, which leads to attaining economic growth and transformation” said Supt Gashumba.

He further called upon the youth to be alert against strangers, and sometimes even relatives and family friends, who may want to lure them into human trafficking for their personal gains.

Human trafficking victims he said usually end up in despicable acts such as prostitution, sex slavery, hard labor, or even human organ removal.

The Express News


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