Sierra Leonean Officers Undertake Strategic Induction Course In Mogadishu
The Police Component of the African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) is conducting a week‐long induction course for thirty‐one Individual Police Officers (IPO) from Sierra Leone who arrived in Mogadishu last Friday.
The course covers Somali culture, Somali Legal Systems, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) among others.
Speaking during the official opening ceremony in Mogadishu, AMISOM Police Commissioner, Dr. Charles Makono welcomed the officers, who include six female officers, for their commitment to assisting in the rebuilding of the Somali Police Force (SPF) after two decades of civil war.
“The Police Officers from Sierra Leone have arrived at a time when the AMISOM military component has made substantive gains to liberate key areas from Al‐Shabaab terrorists,” said Makono.
“The police component is now tasked as part of its mandate to continue training and mentoring of the SPF to maintain law and order in the liberated areas,” he added.
The Police Commissioner reminded the police contingent from Sierra Leone and the entire AMISOM Police Component of team work, discipline and building healthy synergies to work towards one goal of developing the Somali Police Force (SPF).
After completing the induction course, the officers will be posted to all the four sectors including; Mogadishu, Baidoa, Baladweyne and Kismayo.
Apart from Sierra Leone, AMISOM Police has officers from Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Gambia, Burundi and Zimbabwe.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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