27 Mar 2019

 

First National Police Emergency Call Centre Launches In Wau

"The minister also revealed that Wau town will soon get smart cameras fitted to help the police to easily identify the areas of crime and the suspect. He called on the public to not just anyhow call the centre when not necessary."

First National Police Emergency Call Centre Launches In Wau
Leaders during the launching of National Police Emmergency Call Center in Wau. [Photo by Deng Dimo]
By James Deng Dimo

Wau- 16, February 2019 [GURTONG] -
South Sudan National Police Service has today launches Emergency Call Centre 112 as a move to combat crime in Wau town.

The launching was graced by the South Sudan Interior Minister Lt. General Michael Chiengjiek Geay, South Sudan minister for Youth and Sports, Nadia Arop, Wau State Acting Governor, Zackaria Joseph Garang, South Sudan Inspector of Police service, General Majak Akec Malok, among other officials.

The UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, Director Ms Ashunna Eziakonwa and Japan Ambassador to South Sudan, Seiji Okada and many other dignitaries were present.

The centre is located inside South Sudan Police Service Headquarter in Wau.
Addressing the gathers, Minister Michael Chiengjiek Geay said “Wau is the second after capital Juba in joining the Emergency Call System Services, that is meant to reduce crime rates in the town”.

The minister said the call centre is for the residents of Wau town to call the police for intervention wherever they stay, if they encounter threats or dangers.

He also called on all state special forces to join the police through this centre to combat crime.

The minister also revealed that Wau town will soon get smart cameras fitted to help the police to easily identify the areas of crime and the suspect. He called on the public to not just anyhow call the centre when not necessary.

On his part, Wau State Acting Governor, Zackaria Joseph Garang, urged the police of the state to cooperate with the community to get information.

He called on the police to have commitment in using the Emergency call centre.

Garang urged residents not to keep silent when necessary but for them to call the police for emergency.

South Sudan Inspector General of Police, General Majak Akec Malok, said the objective of the Emergency call centre is to provide 24 hours service to the community.

He said that since January this year, the call centre in Juba responded to over 10,000 calls, in including gender base violence, medical emergency and fire outbreaks.

The inspector call for establishing of public orders management practices that could reduce crime rates.

He said the National police will provide citizens focus that would deal with responding to community and individual.

He said the national police service will also uphold the human rights principle through safety of the citizens in Wau State.

The UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa Director, Ms Ashunna Eziakonwa, said that South Sudan is a country with a million talented youth that if peace is sustain, the country will bringing these youth
to leadership.

Ms Eziakonwa said she is in South Sudan to witness the variable steps that the people of South Sudan have taken to give peace another chance.

She added that South Sudanese citizens that crossed to the neighbouring countries like Uganda and Ethiopia are suffering because their condition has not improved because the International Community is failing to provide adequate services to the refugees.

She said that this peace agreement is not about leaving anybody behind but that those who fled the country are still suffering.

 The Emergency Call Centre is being supported by the UNDP. 

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