The Police march in Yambio during a visit by Police Spokesperson James Monday Enoka. [Gurtong | Joseph Nashion]
By Joseph Nashion
JUBA, 31 August 2012 [Gurtong]-Speaking to Press in Yambio Enoka said that the police will continue to respect the rule of law.
“The south Sudan National police service will stick to its mandate as stipulated in the constitution, to protect lives and property to prevent, detect and investigate crimes, maintain law and order to up hold the constitution,” he said.
He called upon the police to treat all citizens equally without discrimination.
Enoka said that it has been a challenge to the Interior Ministry to organise the police service since some were recruited from the military forces.
He urged the communities to build trust with the police service and avail information that can facilitate the work of the police.
“All the commissioners of police were trained in Juba early this year which was followed by the training of brigadiers for them to know their roles as a police service but not police force,” he said.
He further revealed that two police academies have been built in Juba in Rejaf area for training both police officers who are in service and fresh graduates from the universities.
The spokesperson denounced the illegal transfers of Police officers by politicians terming it unlawful.
“The law does not say politicians should transfer any police officers, there are only two people the Inspector General of Police (IGP) does at the national level and the commissioners of police in the states can affect transfers,” he said.