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105 STEEL ARMS BOXES AND 40 GUN RACKS HANDED OVER TO RWANDA POLICE
105 STEEL ARMS BOXES AND 40 GUN RACKS HANDED OVER TO RWANDA POLICE

KIGALI: On 30 March 2019, the Deputy Inspector General of Police Juvenal Marizamunda received 105 steel arms boxes and 40gun racks handed over by the RECSA Executive Secretary Lt. Gen. Badreldin Elamin Abdelgadir, at an event held at the RNP General Headquarters in Kacyiru. The infrastructure will support the safe storage and transportation of arms by the Rwanda National Police.

DIGP Marizamunda said the safe storage facilities will enhance effective physical protection, proper management and control of arms and ammunitions, and help to curb the risks of falling in the hands of wrong individuals and being misused.

RECSA’s initiative to donate arms storage facilities to member states seeks to improve safe storage of stockpiles, curb diversions, improve management and control, and ensure proper accountability of firearms.

So far, RECSA has handed over to the Rwandan authorities a total of 255 steel arms boxes, 40 gun racks, two arms marking machines, and a software for firearms management. At least 52 Police officers have also been trained in stockpiles management.

“Given its cross-border nature, no country can single-handedly achieve full success in combating illicit trafficking of firearms. Rwanda has always been and will continue to be committed to joint regional and international efforts aimed at preventing and combating illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons,” DIGP Marizamunda said.

Lt. Gen. Abdelgadir said that RECSA remain committed to its vision of having a safe and secure continent through coordination and collaboration with its partners.

“The value of stability is that it’s the first level, and after that growth and development takes its course. For Rwanda, we are here to support and sustain that level of security and development, and her clean cities,” RECSA executive secretary said.

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