The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Esperance Nyirasafari said that the ideal of Umugoroba w’Ababyeyi (evening of parents), a social cohesion should be given value and strengthened to drive the agenda of togetherness in ensuring community safety and development.
Minister Nyirasafari urged the residents to desist from family conflicts and fight anything that can fuel domestic wrangles.
“You should all own the ideal of ensuring conflict-free households and crime-free communities; families and communities that strive for the rights of everyone including children and women; this is what Umugoroba w’Ababyeyi strives for,” Minister Nyirasafari said.
She advised the youth to desist from malpractices such as sexual acts which results from unwanted pregnancies and early parenthood; HIV infections and school dropouts.
“Children should be in school not in child labour activities that shapes them into criminals like drug abusers and dealers. The universal education was adopted to ensure that every child get education to become better people that the country needs to transform their country,” she said.
In an interview, the DPC said that the social cohesion is instrumental in driving community policing efforts and bringing the people together to watch out for each other through Neighborhood Watch.
“Through Umugoroba w’ababyeyi, conflicting couples and families are counseled and reunited; criminals are reported; parents who take their children out of school are reported and children identified and taken back to school; drug dealers are also reported and arrested,” Supt. Segakwaya said.
The Express News