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AMISOM commences training for 100 Somali Police officers

Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Mogadishu- AMISOM’s Police Component today began a training of trainers exercise for 100 members of the Somali Police Force (SPF) at the Police Transport Centre. The officers will undergo a 13-day training aimed at equipping them with the skills to facilitate future trainings and capacity building exercises earmarked for the force.

AMISOM’s Police Training Co-ordinator Dr. Benjamin Agordzo commended the commitment displayed by the Somali Police Force officers and affirmed AMISOM’s continued support and partnership with the force.

“We are here as partners, ready to work side by side with members of the Somali Police Force with whom we share common goals and objectives,” he said.

The training is part of a long-term plan to engrain a robust training element in the local police force through the training of its own members as facilitators and trainers. Over the course of the next two weeks, the trainees will be introduced to facilitation skills, management of training environments and other concepts central to their work.

“At the end of this training, the officers will be able to conduct trainings of their own across the country and this will be a boost for the force,” concluded Dr. Benjamin.

Source: AMISOM

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