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STORY: AMISOM POLICE CHIEF PROMISES TO

BOOST CAPACITY OF POLICE IN SOUTH WEST


REGION
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LANGUAGE: SOMALI/ENGLISH/NATURAL SOUND
DATELINE: 7TH JULY 2015, BAIDOA, SOMALIA
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot; AMISOM Police delegation and Somali officials
2. Medium shot; AMISOM Police delegation and Somali officials
3. Close up shot; AMISOM Police Commissioner Anand Pillay
4. Wide shot; AMISOM Police delegation and Somali officials
5. Medium shot; AMISOM Police delegation and Somali officials
6. SOUNDBITE: (SOMALI): Bay Regional Police Commissioner, Col. Mahad
Abdirahman.
AMISOM Police is here today to assess the needs of the Somali Police Force
in South West region. This is the third time the AMISOM Commissioner
visited us. We discussed on how to train SPF. They have been helping us in
refurbishing police stations and training of new recruits since we have a new
regional state of South West,
7. Close up shot; AU delegation
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AMISOM Deputy Police Commissioner, Christian
Alalo:
We are here to follow up on some of the support we thought we would be
giving to Somali Police Force especially in terms of training. We have been
vetting and we really want to train about 200 new recruits. We train SPF
specifically to ensure that there is law enforcement, there is investigation of
cases and specifically to prevent crime and that is the basics of police work.
9. Wide shot; AU delegation in a meeting with sector commander at his office
10. Med shot; AU delegation in a meeting with sector commander at his office
SCRIPT
AMISOM Police Chief promises to boost capacity of police in the South
West region
AMISOM Police Chief promises to boost capacity of police in the South West
region AMISOM Police will train 600 Somali police officers in phases, to boost
the capacity of the existing police force.

AMISOM Police Commissioner Anand Pillay said this during a visit to Baidoa
on Tuesday, where he met with the Bay Regional Police Commissioner
Colonel Mahad Abdirahman and the Minister for Disarmament and
Rehabilitation of Militias, Hassan Hussein Mohamed.
Pillay further said the current recruitment exercise will absorb at least 200 new
police officers, whom he added would boost the capacity of the police serving
in the south west region as well.
Their discussions also focused on the needs of the Somali Police and the
assistance coming from AMISOM.
The Deputy Police Commissioner Christine Alalo who was introduced to the
Bay Regional team expressed satisfaction with the on going partnerships and
emphasized on the need to further assistance to the local police, especially in
training.
We thank the regional government for allowing AMISOM to be here to help in
Peacebuilding and reconstruction. We are here to follow up on some of the
support we thought we would be giving to Somali Police Force especially in
terms of training. We have been vetting and we really
want to train about 200 new recruits. We train SPF specifically to ensure that
there is law enforcement, there is investigation of cases and specifically to
prevent crime and that is the basics of police work, said Alalo.
She added to say that AMISOM Police is planning to go into the newly
recovered areas and set up police posts, deploy Somali police in order to
maintain law and order.
We shall be moving to other areas especially in the newly recovered areas to
ensure that there is presence of police. We also need to work with the
community so that we ensure there is peace. Without the community, we
alone may not succeed. So we need the support of the
community. Extending our presence in those areas will really encourage the
community, she stressed.
The Bay Regional Police Commissioner Col. Mahad Abdirahman said Somali
Police had benefited immensely from numerous training sessions offered by
AMISOM Police Unit.
AMISOM Police are here today to assess the needs of the Somali Police
Force in South West region. This is the third time the AMISOM Commissioner
is visiting us. We discussed on how to train Somali Police Force. They have
been helping us in refurbishing police stations and training new recruits since
we set up the new regional state of South West, said Col. Abdirahman.
Col. Abdrirahman however emphasized on the need to go beyond the big
towns to the villages.
He suggested that police posts be established in recently liberated areas of
Tiyeeglow, Rabdhuure, Huddur and Kurtunwaarey.
The delegation from AMISOM Police later paid a courtesy call on the AMISOM
Sector 3 Commander Yemane Gabre Mikael. The delegation included Police
Spokesman Edwin Mugera and other senior officials.

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