The Norwegian government has committed over $30,000 (MK14million) to Malawi to train female police officers for a period of two weeks, APA learns on Friday.
The course has been introduced to prepare the police officers for possible United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission.
Norway is supporting 42 female officers out of the total of 220 officers, the rest are being funded by the government.
Norwegian Police Chief Superintendent, Tor Damkas, said in the capital Lilongwe on Friday that they want to empower the Malawi Police team to increase skills in various fields.
“The highest killer in any peace keeping operation besides combat is traffic excellence.
So it’s important that the peacekeepers are able to drive safely that’s why we are here to empower the Malawi police team," he said.
Damkas commended the police team for working very well and encouraged them to continue to exercise discipline in their work.
Source African Press Agency
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