RWANDA CORRECTIONAL SERVICE

Justice, Correction, Safety, and Production

Justice, Correction, Safety, and Production

Following the existing  partnership between Zambia Correctional  Service( ZCS) and Rwanda Correctional Service(RCS)

To day the 9th May 2022, The Commissioner General , Rwanda Correction Service, CGP Juvenal MARIZAMUNDA and his delegation started a five – day working visit to Zambia.

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The visit stated  by paying a courtesy call to the Hon. Minister Jack MWIIMBU of Home Affairs and Internal  Security- Zambia . The CG- RCS  later proceeded to the Zambia Correctional  Service  headquarters  in  Kabwe and was  given a warm  welcome by his  Counterpart-CGP Fredrick S.S CHILUKUTU.

It is important to recall that a memorandum of  understanding (MoU) on  Cooperation in the field of Correctional Service was signed on 3rd December  2020 during the 7th joint  Permanent  Commission  for Cooperation (JPCC) meeting  between  Rwanda and Zambia . Among  the areas of Cooperation stipulated in this MoU  are  Joint  projects to realize Common objectives and improved Correctional practices, exchange programs  for training of  Correctional staffs, Information  exchange  relevant  to Correctional  practices and Education tours . The implementation guidelines  were also signed  in  Kigali on 26th April 2021.

To enhance this Cooperation  in  June 2021,  Zambia  Correctional  Offered   seven (7)  Slots to Rwanda Correctional  Service  where by ,  Five(5) in – Services  Correctional  Officers  including one female  and  4 males  were  able to undergo   cadet  course  training  in  Zambia while  two (2)  instructors  went  to share  knowledge  and  skills with their fellow  instructors  ZCS. The  Courses  took  six  months (June- December 2021).

During  this  visit,  the CG-RCS  and  his  team  will  be  able  to  benchmark  in  the  areas  of  production activities  of  which  the  leaned  model  would  be  used  to  enhance  on RCS  production  management trends , on  their  rehabilitation process especially   through open   space  prisons   which  would  be linked  to  the  halfway   social  reintegration   centers   that  are being  proposed  to  be  implemented  in the   near  future   in  Rwanda.

Other  areas  of  benchmarking   interest   will  be training,   Research  and  development   with  the  aim  to learn  best   training  and  research   practices  as  RCS looks   forward   to having  a   professionalized  and   research-based   training   school   with   all  the  required   standards.