AMISOM trains Somali Police officers on communication skills

Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) –Somali Police officers should have skills, knowledge and capabilities to make people know what the force stands for and they can do this by speaking out, Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia, Simon Mulongo has said.

Mr. Mulongo was speaking in the capital, Mogadishu, at the opening of a one-week training to enhance communication skills of Somali Police officers.

Organized by the police component of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the training is being attended by officers drawn from Mogadishu and the five federal member states.

It also aims to strengthen relations between security officers and the public and help Somali Police establish communication departments, within the force, in all the federal member states.

The DSRCC noted that the training was part of the transition plan, which requires AMISOM to prepare Somali national security institutions to take over the country’s security once AMISOM’s mandate comes to an end.

“One of the major responsibilities in terms of transition planning and implementation is to empower the local forces in capacities such as this, so that when we go away, you are capable of standing on your own and can communicate effectively not only to the Somali people but to the whole world,” Mr. Mulongo observed.
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08 may 2018 19:37:28

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