Zenenga appealed to the graduates to protect lives and property and be friends with civilians. “Your presence presents state authority. Your role is to protect the rights and property of the citizens,” he said.
“The people must know that the safest police to go to when in trouble is police. You must be friends with civilians. Never allow yourselves to injure those who are to be protected by you.”
Based on the importance of transforming the police through training, the DSRSG said UNMISS will support the development Rajaf Police Training Centre as he urged the government to set up same training facilities in all the ten states.
Munyuza said Rwanda they are happy and always ready to build the police force of South Sudan. “We have the same interest; we belong to the same region and therefore have the same destiny,” Munyuza said.
The two AIGPs said their respective countries receive South Sudan National Police officials in their respective countries for training and are ready to receive more.
The South Sudanese Deputy Inspector General of Police John Kuol Nyuon urged the graduates to show they are different from others by doing what is expected of them.
“We will make you teachers of the police in Juba. Make use of the skills you have acquired. We are disappointed when you are given this kind of training and when you go back, you do something else,” Nyuon lamented.
The 126 police graduates were trained by specialised trainers from Uganda and Rwanda police with support from UNMISS (UNPOL).