South Sudan Police Chief in Rwanda
The Inspector General of South Sudan Police Acuil Tito Madut is in Rwanda for a three-day working visit.
The visit aims at enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two police Institutions, in an attempt to combat border crimes and promoting bilateral cooperation mainly in capacity building.
Madut’s visit follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two heads of Police institutions on May 23rd and 29th this year.
According to the South Sudan Police Chief, it is a great opportunity to partner with Rwanda National Police because of their vast experience that normally manifests in the way they professionally respond in maintaining peace not only in Rwanda but also in other countries in the world.
“The visit is important because it is meant to enhance quicken implementation of the bilateral agreement. The aspects which were not accomplished have been ironed out.” He said
“The agreement needs to be blessed by our political leadership and implementation will start immediately.”
The Inspector General of Poline Emmanuel Gasana thanked his South Sudan counterpart for honoring Rwanda National Police (RNP) invitation.
“This is more less a diplomatic security, so I look at this situation as a win-win situation because both nations have come far and are trying to build their capacity in combating crime,”
As far as we are concerned, we believe in pursuing to the end, we believe in actions and we hope we will go down into actions; that is the tactical part,” said Gasana
The agreement between the two forces has many areas of cooperation like combating border crimes, national crimes, organized crimes, exchange of information and training areas such that the best practices with Rwanda National Police are imparted to South Sudan Police.
Other areas of cooperation include training in road safety, basic investigation, advanced investigation, intelligence basic, IT and communication skills, public order management, junior supervisory course and training of trainers.
Sudan Police Force is expected to send their Police officers to be trained here in Rwanda. Trainers will be selected from Rwanda National Police to give necessary training to their South Sudan counterparts over a period of time.