Wednesday December 11, 2019
MOGADISHU (HOL) - The German Foreign Office has contributed additional EUR1 million to bolster police training and capacity support in Somalia.
The UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) said in a tweet Wednesday the additional funding will help in the Joint Police Programme and strengthen peace building and stability in Somalia.
The programme covers recruitment of new police officers and training to contribute towards the Transition Plan which envisages gradual handover of security responsibility from the African Union to Somali Security Forces.About 250 recruits commenced basic police training last week in Jowhar at the HirShabelle State police academy.
Upon completion of the initial basic training, the personnel will be deployed to deliver policing services to population centres and main supply routes in Hiraan and Middle Shabelle regions.
The Joint Police Programme, which is led by the Federal Government of Somalia, with support from AMISOM, UNSOM UN Police, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with funding from the European Union, UK Aid and the German Federal Foreign Office.