A total of 160 Ugandan police officers deployed in somalia under AMISOM have finished a one week induction training in Somalia.
The new contingent is headed by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Hellen Obol and the training for the Uganda Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent 9, is to enable the officers to deliver on the AMISOM mandate.
AMISOM Police Commissioner, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Augustine Kailie urged the newly deployed officers to serve diligently and discharge their duties in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the mission.
“you should emulate your predecessors-Uganda FPU8, who I noted were disciplined and professional, with no case of misconduct brought against them”. AIGP Kailie urged the police officers
AIGP Kallie also hailed the Uganda government for deploying for the first time a female FPU Contingent Commander. He reminded the officers that they are here for peacekeeping and urged them to maintain cordial relations with the host communities.
Speaking at the event held in Mogadishu, Somalia on Wednesday, and attended by members of the AMISOM Police Senior Leadership Team (SLT), AIGP Kailie emphasized the need for the officers to observe Covid-19 protocols at all times.
The AMISOM police coordinator for operations Daniel Ali Gwambal, thanked the induction team for a job well done and urged the newly deployed officers to adapt quickly to their new assignments.
Other officers present included, Lt. Col Willy Ndyomugabe, the Commander Special Operations and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shehu G Ahmed, the Contingent Commander of the Nigeria Formed Police Unit (NFPU).
In order to help build the necessary capacity to maintain law and order and observe rule of law, AMISOM Police provides operational support, including training and mentoring to the Somali Police Force.
Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Sierra Leone are the six Police Contributing Countries (PCCs) to the African Union Mission in Somalia.