Malawi Police Chief visit Police Training School

The visiting Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Malawi, Dr. George Hadrian Kainja, on Tuesday, June 1, visited the Police Training School (PTS) Gishari in Rwamagana District.

IGP Dr. Kainja and his delegation are in Rwanda since Sunday for a five-day bilateral visit aimed at strengthening cross-border cooperation between Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Malawi Police Service (MPS) as defined in the Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.

IGP Dr. Kainja and his delegation were received at PTS Gishali by the Commandant of the School, Commissioner of Police (CP) Robert Niyonshuti.

Through a presentation, the Commandant gave them an overview of PTS, its wings, and various courses offered.

"PTS was established to equip Police officers with skills, knowledge and the right attitude required of a professional Police officer and to offer quality services to people living in Rwanda but also in other countries through peacekeeping operations," said CP Niyonshuti.

IGP Dr. Kainja and his delegation also toured various wings of the School as well as the range ground and the Formed Police Units (FPU) Training base camp.

PTS Gishari is one of three RNP schools. It shelters Cadet and Basic Police Course wings, Peace Support pre-deployment Training Centre, Gishari Integrated Polytechnic (GIP) as well as Police Logistics school.

It also conducts other specialized courses in areas of gender based violence and road traffic, refresher courses among others.

In his remark, IGP Kainja lauded the capabilities and training programmes of the School, some of which he said will be included in their training curriculum back home.

"This Police School has made tremendous progress in policing programmes," IGP Dr. Kainja said.

He added: "We are impressed by the excellent, quality, and school performance. This indicates the advanced capability in public order maintenance and advanced response to criminals and terrorism. We wish some of our officers will be sent here to join your next trainings."

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