Police, TIGO Sign MoU on Crime Detection

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 Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Tigo-Rwanda, a telecom company, have signed an agreement that established joint mechanisms on crime detection and prevention, including fighting corruption.The formal partnership was signed on December 8 between Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana and Philip Amoateng, the Chief Executive Officer of Tigo-Rwanda.
This was on the sideline of the conference on anti-corruption held at the RNP General Headquarters in Kacyiru.
Under the partnership, both parties agreed to jointly tackle cyber-related crimes, share specialize security-related expertise and skills, and sensitization against specific crimes.
Tigo, in particular, will partly support RNP campaigns through various channels including SMSs, media and social forums; supplement crime investigations, partner in sharing information related to corruption and other malpractices, and provide telephone service lines as well as cater for the already existing short codes – 112 emergency and 3512 for Gender Based Violence.
With fighting corruption part of the RNP priorities, IGP Gasana noted that the formal cooperation supplements the existing strategies against graft and crimes in general.
“Cooperation is an effective tool we give emphasis and value through community policing to detect, fight and prevent crimes,” IGP Gasana said.
Amoateng, while speaking shortly after the signing, expressed Tigo-Rwanda’s “willingness and readiness” to collaborate with security forces and RNP in particular in the quest to guarantee safety and peace at all times.
“We acknowledge that security and safety is a shared responsibility. It is not only the responsibility of the police but also the corporate citizens and individuals who live in the country… to ensure that citizens live in peace and harmony,” Amoateng said.
“We don’t have business if there is no security; our business only flourishes where there is peace and security…when there is less corruption in the society.”
He noted that fighting corruption in particular, is one of the codes of conduct in Togo under their code ABAC – anti-bribery, anti-corruption, combat – which the employees assert too every year.



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