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Reveal ghost names or face the axe -police commissioners warned

Some of the senior police officers attending the National Police Conference in Juba on the 17th May, 2018 (Photo by Morris Dogga)

By Morris Dogga

The Minister of Interior Michael Chienjiek has threatened to dismiss any police commissioner who failed to submit the list of the ghost names in their respective states.

Addressing the police during the closing of the 7th national Police Conference, Michael Chiengjiek said all police commissioners must submit to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) their lists including the ghost names and other retired officers.

“If you don’t submit the list, we will call you and remove you,” he said

He however did not give any specification on the timeline given for the lists to be submitted.

Last week during the opening of the 7th national police leadership conference, Mr. Chiengjiek directed all the police commissioners to submit the list of all their staff to the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

This move comes after President Salva Kiir directed the Interior Ministry to remove all the ghost names in their list.

Mr. Chiengjiek also directed all the state police commissioners not to commission ranks in the state without the approval of the IGP.

According to Chiengjiek, the current ranking in the Interior Ministry was congested with more senior officers than the junior which had made the operations of the police very difficult.

He said the Ministry had more Major Generals than Brigadier Generals and colonels combined in the police adding that there were more than 12 Lieutenants Generals and more than 110 Major Generals in the police out-numbering the Non-Commissioned officers.

The 7th National police conference that kicked off on Thursday last week ended on Sunday with some major recommendations.

The conference brought together all the state police commissioners from the 32 States where they discussed how to improve the police-public relation.

The conference was marked under the theme “building trust between the police and the public.”

 

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