The Uganda police force yesterday signed a bilateral agreement with the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) counterparts after a long two day of discussion at police headquarters Naguru Kampala.
The two countries reached a joint recommendations among which included: establish and operationalise emergency response centers, activate joint monitoring teams, sharing of permanent telephone contacts on Kampala juba highway for proper coordination, enhance the
provision of logistical support in terms of motor vehicles and fuel allocation, Uganda police to produce for South Sudan National Police Service 20000 pairs of uniform among others.
In his remarks, the Inspector General of Uganda Police Force IGP Esq Martins Okoth Ochola noted the presence of SSNPS counterparts at this time shows strong commitment to work towards eradicating challenges and creating opportunities of policing including forging new pattern ship in fighting crime between our countries ,.
“I wish to thank all you officers for the excellent joint communiqué you have just provided this will help us to plan” he said.
He added “I know that there has been useful, interesting ideas developed during the two days of interaction, good lessons and views have been shared and learnt, Am sure you are all looking back to change in your respective destinations and I look forward to working
beyond this to simulative development of ideas and put in action the implementation we have made”
In his address, the IGP South Sudan Gen Majok Akec noted that the MoU between Uganda police and south Sudan national police will double up the efforts and cooperation on issues to do with security intelligence, information sharing, control of organized crimes at the
boarders, training ,uniform supply and the Juba Nimule road .
“This is the beginning; it has been a long relationship between Uganda and south Sudan police. For us we are very delighted and privileged to have you and it will be a long lasting relationship that will actually pay way for other generations to come” noted Gen Majok.