South Sudan, Ethiopian police sign bilateral cooperation in Juba

South Sudan and Ethiopia’s police chiefs sign bilateral agreement in Juba | Photo: SSNPS

South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) has signed a bilateral agreement with Ethiopian Federal Police commission. In a ceremony held at the South Sudan Ministry of Interior headquarters, in the capital, Juba.

The signing which was attended by South Sudan Ambassador to Ethiopia and designated Ethiopian Ambassador to South Sudan reached a joint recommendations which includes, exchange of security information on the organized and transnational crimes, capacity building, training of South Sudan police officers at Ethiopian police Colleges and universities level, cooperation and border management and joint security investigation, sharing and transfer of experience and coordination among others.

In his address, the Inspector General of South Sudan National Police Service, Gen. Majak Akec Malok noted that the MoU between South Sudan National Police and Ethiopian Federal police will double up the efforts and cooperation on many issues including security intelligence, information sharing, control of organized crimes and training of South Sudan National Police Service officers in Ethiopia.

“This is the beginning and good gesture between South Sudan police and Ethiopian Federal police,” Akech said.

“For us, we are very delighted and privileged to have you and it will be long lasting relationships that will actually path way for other generations to come.”

In his remarks, the commissioner General of Ethiopian Federal police C. G. Demelash Gebremicheal noted that the presence of the SSNPS counterparts at this time shows strong commitment to work towards eradicating challenges, including joint policing in fighting crime between the two countries.

The Most Admired Traffic Police Officer Of The Year ‘2020’

George Kenyi and his colleagues |Photo: Courtesy

As the year comes to an end, looks back on one of the most appreciated and admired traffic police officers, Mr. George Kenyi Ladu, a man who has become a household name for his dedication to ensuring public safety.

In June, Kenyi became a social media sensation after gaining public attention for his commitment and—he subsequently received heaps of praises, gifts in the form of goats and other essential items, and a personal car pledged by businesswoman Achair Wiir.

The 32-year-old, Kenyi, has now changed the public’s perceptions of traffic police officers who are always accused of unlawfully extorting money from motorists without good reason. He also motivates his colleagues to work harder in order to maintain professionalism.

In July, his eldest son received a scholarship from the Trinity Energy Company LTD as a reward and appreciation for his father’s hard work and dedication to maintaining road safety in the capital, Juba.

“This certificate of sponsorship is hereby awarded to pupil Samuel Kenyi Lemi by Trinity Energy Ltd as our commitment to sponsoring his education from now until he completes his tertiary education in recognition of the commendable work demonstrated by his guardian Mr. George Kenyl Ladu, a Traffic Marshal who serves motorists and the public at Seven Day Roundabout with dedication.”

Police launch manhunt for man who dumps 100 SSP into public toilet

100 South Sudanese Pound Banknote |Photo: File

Sept 19, 2020 (Thessherald)–Juba Police have launched a big manhunt after an unidentified individual dumped 100 SSP banknotes into a public toilet in the nation’s capital, Juba.

“Investigations are underway to identify the suspect, this is a serious criminal behaviour that will not be condoned at any cost,” said a police officer who requested anonymity as he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media.

It is not clear what prompted the man to misuse the national currency. Analysts believe that the ongoing economic hardships may have frustrated the man.

“Who knows, this act may be an indication that the country’s banknotes have become as worthless as toilet paper,” the analyst noted.

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The Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan, as amended in 2011, criminalizes all criminal practices or acts that contravene public morals.

In recent days, President Kiir has fired his long-term ally, former Finance Minister Salvatore Garang Mabiordit, in high hopes of averting an economic recession in the country.

The dismissal of the finance minister sparked mixed reactions from the public.

Police ask parents to practice good parenting to curb juvenile delinquency

A young boy polishing a rich man's shoes to earn a living in the country
An orphaned boy polishing a rich man’s shoes to earn a living | Photo: File

Sept 18, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s National Police Service has appealed to parents and guardians to engage in good parenting practices to avoid reckless and delinquent behavior among their children.

Speaking to the media in the capital, Juba, the South Sudanese Police Spokesperson, Maj.Gen. Daniel Justin says most children are engaged in criminal activities due to lack of proper parental care from their parents and guardians.

The Police said parents are supposed to play a key role in ensuring that their children behave well in the public.

Last week, police arrested about 20 minors in connection with a violent assault on a young woman in the Shirkat neighborhood, Juba.