MURAMVYA February 16th (ABP) – The school for police non-commissioned officers (ESOP) in Muramvya province (center-west) ended last week, the training of the fourth promotion of non-commissioned officer candidates rising at 387 out of the 420 who started the two-year training, a check at the royal stadium of Muramvya by ABP has revealed.
The ceremonies were embellished by the parade of non-commissioned officer candidates, and were honored with the presence of Lt Gnl Fabien Ndayambaje, the permanent secretary at the ministry in charge of security, the representative of the general inspectorate of the national police of Burundi as well as the governor of Muramvya province and the heads of provincial services.
In his speech, Lt Gnl Ndayambaje warmly congratulated the ESOP and the fourth promotion of non-commissioned officers for the efforts made in terms of the quality of the training received. This is done for those young non-commissioned officers of the national police to meet the expectations of the people of Burundi in general and be able to organize themselves for their future in particular, while being in work related to the strengthening of peace and security in the whole country, he said. The permanent secretary at the ministry in charge of security pointed out that the country always needs police officers capable of preventing and fighting against different kinds of criminals. Hence, the police are always ready to discourage bad planning aimed at threatening security. He also called on the graduates of the training to put into practice what they have learned and to collaborate with other regional and international security forces. Mr. Ndayambaje publicly thanked all those who contributed to the success of the fourth training session for NCO candidates of the national police. He said that the Ministry of the Interior, Public Security and Community Development promises to work tirelessly in the organization of quality training in the local police, in order to be effective.
Note that before the end of his speech, the permanent secretary at the ministry in charge of security informed the new non-commissioned officers of the national police that their ethnic groups on the field are no longer “Bahutu, Batutsi or Batwa, but only Barundi. “Everything you do is in favor of all Burundians and Burundi without discrimination, while respecting the law,” he said.