Senior police officers admire their certificates after completing a month-long intensive English Language Technical training for Eastern Equatoria State police officers in Torit. [Gurtong/ Peter Lokale Nakimangole]
By Peter Lokale Nakimangole
TORIT, 26 May 2012 [Gurtong] – The acting Eastern Equatoria State Minister for Public Administration and Internal Affairs Charles Lokonoi Ambrosio has at the same time advised the police to carry out their duties as prescribed in the country’s laws.
Speaking Friday at the end of a month-long intensive English Language Technical training for Eastern Equatoria State police officers in Torit, Lokonoi advised the police officers to exercise fairness and firmness while discharging their duties.
“Your professional ethics direct you to be exemplary and be accountable for insecurity in this state and South Sudan in general. You are guardians of the law and order as well as justice in the country. You must take charge without any negotiations”, he said.
He also asked the police to respect and uphold human rights as they seek to tackle crime.
The Eastern Equatoria State Police Commissioner Major General Malok Ring Kiir urged the police to detach their work from political activities.
He urged the force to intensify patrols in a bid to combat criminal activities and road accidents.
The training was conducted by an American-based company, Military Professional Resources Incorporated (MPRI) and aimed at equipping the South Sudanese Police Service in the state with knowledge and skills to adapt to best international practices.