The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for Rwanda, Mr. Maxwell Gomera, on Friday, March 12, paid a courtesy call to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dan Munyuza at the Rwanda National Police General Headquarters in Kacyiru.
Mr. Gomera was accompanied by his deputy, Ms Varsha Redkar Palepu.
During the meeting, they discussed various aspects partaining the existing partnership between RNP and UNDP.
IGP Munyuza commended the existing collaboration between the two entities especially in various areas of policing.
Mr. Gomera appreciated the “professionalism of Rwanda National Police” and singled out use of technology especially in road traffic related services.
E-traffic services include online registration for driver’s license tests (provisional and definitive), booking for motor-vehicle inspection, Computer-Based Drivers Testing Centre
In December 2016, RNP launched the Hand-Held Terminal (HHT). With the HHT system, Traffic Police officers don’t have to confiscate traffic related documents of the offender. The device scans a driver’s licence and the offender receives an instant message indicating the offence and the fine, which can be cleared either through telecom banking systems or VISA payment. It can also detect forged driver’s license.
Still, the HHT tech also has an Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) that can recognize if a vehicle is on the wanted list for certain offences, and can automatically check the validity of the vehicle’s mechanical inspection certificate, insurance, the owner and its crash or traffic offences records.
IGP Munyuza and Mr. Gomera also commended the collaboration in reinforcing people-centred policing–community policing–especially in training members of Community Policing Committees (CPC) and Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing, which has greatly contributed to crime reduction, social cohesion and other human security developmental activities.
Mr. Gomera pledged further support in policing activities and thanked RNP for its efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.