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Custom police initiates institutional reform

By Kitab A Unango

The department of custom police has introduced new uniforms for its officers as part of what it called a major reform to meet global standards.

Maj. Gen. Dr. Akol Ayii Madut, Director General of South Sudan Custom Police told the press on Friday that the new uniforms will be distributed only to Custom Police offices.

“We have today (on Friday) launched our new custom uniforms, grey and light grey for both officers and Noncommissioned Officers and Men respectively,” Ayii said,

“We are copying what is already in our neighboring countries Egypt and Kenya. So we want to modernize what was not there in a good manner,” Ayii added.

He said the uniforms were strictly for Custom officers and no any other member of organized forces including national police service will be allowed to use.

“I would like to inform the general public that this uniform will be strictly used by the Custom Officers,” he emphasized.

The uniforms will be distributed on Wednesday, but Ayii said verification will be done prior to the issuance to ensure only those ones serving will be given.

“We have two criteria, one is the officer has the identification card and is in the pay sheet and is also on duty. For those who are not in the system will not be allowed,” he said.

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