RNP shares capacity building experiences with South Sudan Police

On 21 May 2019 at 09:30

Rwanda National Police (RNP) yesterday received a delegation from South Sudan National Police Services (SSNPS) who are on a visit for a benchmarking mission.

The officials headed by Maj. Gen. Garang Akuei Diing, the director for finance in SSNPS, are visiting RNP particularly to learn from its areas of welfare and development.

The Deputy Inspector General (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Juvenal Marizamunda who welcomed them said that RNP and SSNPS enjoy good relations highlighting that both Heads of State have set a line to build on.

“We have a memorandum of understanding that guides us in various areas of policing including the exchange of information and training,” he said.

As part of the partnership, South Sudan Police officers have been trained in cyber and aviation security, attend the Police Senior Command and Staff Course (PSCSC) and cadet course in Rwanda, among others areas of training.

Two South Sudan Police officers are currently part of the 7th intake of the PSCSC at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District.

“RNP believes in cooperation both locally and cross-border, to effectively combat the emerging security threats… criminals might commit a crime in one country and attempt to use the other as a refuge; such exchange of best practices is beneficial to us all and good for our people to make them feel safe,” said the Deputy Police Chief.

The delegation was also briefed on the RNP welfare programs such as accommodation for officers, medical insurance and the lower interest rate on loans, Ration Cash Allowance and duty-free goods at the Armed Forces Shop, among others.

Maj. Gen. Garang said that South Sudan as a new nation is still growing in many aspects of policing, adding that RNP has been supportive.

“Rwanda is doing better in many aspects of security and development and we came here to learn from this milestone. Development of Police and the welfare of officers are important aspects in policing, and we want to explore such good practices,” Maj. Gen. Garang said.

The delegation is expected to visit the Motor-vehicle Inspection Centre (MIC), National Police College (NPC) and Police Training School (PTS) Gishari.