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RCS provides MoMo number to inmates’ relatives to be used in this period of COVID -19 pendemic by sending them money

Rwanda Correctional Service provides mobile money numbers for all prisons to the families of inmates that will help them  in sending money to inmates as the country is continuing to strictly observe the prevention measures of COVID-19 announced by the government of Rwanda.

This is due to the consequences of COVID-19 caused by a virus called CORONAVIRUS. Different countries around the globe took measures to prevent this pandemic, like avoiding social gatherings, shaking hands while greeting, according to the way the pandemic is spreading.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through people who are in close contact with one another, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Those droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby an infected person.

Recently RCS announced that the visit of inmates is postponed within 21 days but the more COVID-19 become worse, the more Government establish strong prevention measures as to close social gatherings.

By doing so, RCS strengthen the Government prevention measures of COVID-19 and provides MoMo numbers to the public in the way of helping them to send money to social service at prisons which will help inmates  to buy what they need in Canteen located in each prison.

The available items in Canteen include fruits, milk, juice, personal hygiene products and breads.

When someone wishes to send money to the inmates, he/she will first have to contact Social Affairs Officer of a prison, telling him/her the amount of money he/she is going to send and the personal information of the inmates.

Using Agent’s telephone number is not allowed if you are going to send money. All people are obliged to use their own telephone numbers by avoiding ambiguity. In the everning, a Social Affairs Officer will enter the prison to call names of inmates who were sent the money and let them know the amount of money he/she receives for each inmate.

Thereafter, inmate can start  using his/her money to buy  the needed items according to individual’s amount of money he/she has.

The following are mobile money numbers for all prisons: NYARUGENGE 0780119863; MUHANGA 0786010204,  NYANZA 0783942081, HUYE 0783605648 , NYAMAGABE 0782727337, RUSIZI 0781215555, RUBAVU 171717(MoMo pay), MUSANZE 0788658547,07802276620, GICUMBI 07878840020, BUGESERA 0780259737, RWAMAGNA 0786158661,  NGOMA 0786461891, NYAGATARE 0738766926(Airtel money).

RCS informs all the public to beware people who will call them and ask for money for their imprisoned relatives in the name of this institution, and urges them to contact the nearest police station for assistant.