Two hundred Somali Police recruits celebrated the completion of six months of training in Baidoa on Tuesday, making the second batch of trained police officers who will be posted in police stations in the Interim South West Administration.
The passing out parade ceremony was presided over by the President of the Interim South West Administration (ISWA), Shariff Hassan Sheikh Adan, and AMISOM Police Commissioner Anand Pillay.
“I congratulate you for successfully completing the training. Now you will have new responsibilities and you will be upholding the law of the land. You are conferred authority. I request the commanding officers to immediately deploy the officers and to fully equip them, ” said President Sheikh Adan.
The pass out was witnessed by government and regional administration officials among them the southwest Ministers, Bay region Police Commissioner Col. Mahat Abdirahman and federal MPs
The new police officers were awarded certificates for successfully completing training within the stipulated period. They will be posted in various police stations in the south west to keep law and order. They are the first group to be trained by the police for posting in the regions.