Bars that do not fulfill all the requirements to operate a bar were given a deadline to close because of insecurities they cause. This was decided upon by the security committee in Nyanza district which convened on Monday the 25th.Feb.2013.
This decision was reached after the security committee moved around in the 10 sectors of the district and found out that many crimes are caused by drugs which are sold in these bars especially illegal local brew like ‘Muriture’, ‘Beyurawihe’ and others.
The security committee demanded that the management of sectors such bars operate in to put much strength in closing bars that do not have all the requirements as well as those that create insecurities.
The deadline to the closure of such bars was set not later than 20th.March.2013 and teams were elected to follow up this resolution and make sure it is done thoroughly. The list of violent people who do not heed warnings and conflicting families will also be done not later than the 15th.March.2013 and given over to Nyanza district.
Nyanza district is embarking on ensuring security in all aspects like removing the youth that sell milk and fight for customers on the Kigali- Huye junction commonly known as Hadji’s by finding them other work to do other than selling milk and other goods.
Concerning the crimes committed in February 2013, the security committee disclosed them to be 13 crimes and accidents were 4 therefore creating more panic and insecurity among the people.
The accidents that occur to students who go to schools near the road was discussed and it was agreed upon that all schools neighbouring the main road employ the traffic personnel to aid students to and from school cross the road.
“The security in the district is still intact. Crimes are reducing on monthly basis, there is a good change” says Abdallah Murenzi the mayor of the district.
Nyanza district is one of the 8 districts in the Southern Province of Rwanda that are set to prevent crimes instead of dealing with them when they have already occurred and even destroyed people’s lives.