Students have been urged to foster the fight against trade and use of illicit brews and narcotics, a crime rated top on the crime list in the country.
The youth constitute majority drug dealers and abusers.
This remains a challenge to prevent the future leaders from getting ruined by the scourge, with Rwandan National Police currently leading the campaign to drive the youth towards a right direction and as potential Rwandans who will drive further the country’s development agenda.
Superintendent Christophe Semuhungu, the Eastern Region Spokesperson reiterated the need for students to be “any eye for their colleagues.”
In so doing, Superintendent Semuhungu said, students will be “doing good” for their colleagues, who will be helped to do away with such illegal acts and focus on their better future.
But he also believes parents have a crucial role to play to prevent their children from indulging in such criminal acts.
“Parents should make it a routine to teach their children the dangers of drug abuse. But the problem is that there are some parents, who rarely talk to their children and they (children) grow up doing whatever they deem good for them, good or bad,” he reiterated.
Rwanda National Police believes, for the young generation to be helped to
live to the expectations of the country, everybody – parents, teachers and even the youth – have to join this vital campaign.
Mr. Theogene Sibomana, the head-teacher of Camp Kigali also echoed the same message noting that drug abuse is a serious issue that has to be addressed by everyone, including students and schools in general.
“Parents have a big responsibility too in the fight against drug abuse among
children. There is a gap between them [parents] and their children and this creates a problem. It is not only being a parent that matters. That cordial, friendly relationship is also required,” Mr. Sibomana said.
But he also faulted the youth, noting that sometimes, despite such messages conveyed to them by different players, they again prove to be stubborn and indulge in such “unwanted and future-obstruct acts.”