A group of experts from the East African Community (EAC) member countries on January 21, visited Rwanda’s Motor vehicle Inspection Centre (MIC), to learn from the Rwandan experience of Traffic Management.
The team was in the country to assess the process in the establishment of the EAC Traffic Management (TM) Regional Centre of Excellence, which will be hosted by Rwanda.
Led by Burundi Assistant Commissioner of Police Kaguta Bazirakye, also head of Peace and Security at the EAC secretariat; the team said that the established in Rwanda will be a way of enhancing regional integration and using Rwanda as an example in managing the center.
The team also got a guided tour on how the center operates and how it has reduced on road accidents caused by mechanical faults.
The Rwanda police force also owns a mobile test lane and is in the process to open other five centers in different parts of the country- and soon one will be able to get a driving permit with 48 hours.
Though police forces in the EAC region are listed among the most corrupt public institutions, according to a transparence International report in 2013, the Rwanda national Police is believed to be at the lead of cleaning up its records.