237 Police Personnel Excel In Peacekeeping Mission
The Director of Operations in the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Elizabeth Turay on Thursday 10th January updated the media on the latest development on the deployment of 237 personnel to different peacekeeping missions around the world in a press briefing at the SLP Headquarters on George Street, Freetown. (Photo: AIG Kalia Edward Sesay)
In his opening statement, Chairman of the press briefing, AIG Kalia Edward Sesay appealed to the media to always contact the SLP Head of Communications for recent updates on the SLP. He assured that the Management of the SLP would continue to work very hard in a bid to transform the Force into an international standard so that its personnel would continue to contribute immensely to peacekeeping missions around the world.
AIG Kaila Sesay said because of the assiduity of the SLP Management, the Universal Radio FM 98.7 in its Oldies the Goodies Volume III Competition in Bo city saw the SLP Musical Dance Band awarded as the best Performing Dance Band in Sierra Leone for the Year 2018. Other musical dance bands that participated in the competition were the Prisons Dance Band, Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) Dance Band, Afro Combo Dance band, Afro International Dance Band amongst others. The best Vocalist of the Year was clinched by Inspector Julius B. Caulker; Police Constable Emmanuel Boima won the Best Drummer of the Year and Police Constable Philip Koroma won the Best Solo Guitarist of the Year.
AIG Elizabeth Turay disclosed that the SLP through its Peacekeeping Directorate has received credit from the Gender Affairs Directorate in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations for contributing professionally as police peacekeepers to various conflict zones around the world.
AIG Turay noted that at present, the SLP has personnel at AMISOM, UNAMID, UNMISS, FPU with an addition of two who are serving senior officials to UNAMID and another to INTERPOL.
She said other trainings are underway for more female personnel to be trained as rioters and that SLP are doing extremely well in the peacekeeping mission from various conflict zones without any cause to alarm.
AIG Elizabeth Turay however appealed to the public to support the SLP in their drive to provide sustainable peace in Sierra Leone in particular and the world in general.
By Alhassan Bangura
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