The ministry of infrastructure donated eight vehicles worth over Rwf200 million, to the Rwanda National Police as way of facilitating the traffic unit in the road safety awareness campaign
The trucks were handed over by Dr. Alexis Nzahabwanimana, the State Minister in charge of Transport at a function held at the Police Headquarters in Kacyiru on December 4, 2012.
Dr. Nzahabwanimana said that the Ministry is committed to capacitating the Rwanda National Police traffic unit in terms of skills and equipment, to effectively accomplish its duties, especially in improving road traffic safety.
The vehicle will ease the movement of traffic police officers and facilitate them to respond, timely, to public needs in terms of road safety.
He said plans are also underway to train both police officers and road users, especially drivers, on road safety.
“We have plans to purchase more road traffic equipment to further improve on road security in the country,” he stated.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Stanley Nsabimana, received the vehicles on behalf of the police.
Chief Supt Felix Rutagerura Bahizi, the traffic Commanding Officer, said the unit needs more equipment to increase its capacity, rapid response to crime scenes and efficiency in road safety measures.
He added that the vehicles will act as force multipliers in the deployment of traffic police officers and rapid response in case of an accident.
Police also reminded road users, especially drivers, to respect traffic rules and regulations, a thing he said will reduce on the rate of road accidents.