Disciplinary forces sign policy for college

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HEADS of the three disciplinary forces and the acting director of Office of Security Condition Assessment (OSCA) signed a policy yesterday in preparation for the establishment of a proposed Joint Forces College (JFC) in the country.
Assistant commissioner of Correctional Services Michael Mosiri said it would enable them to seek endorsement and request from the Finance Department and Treasury to start a JFC trust account, delegation of financial powers and direct funding.
He said the signing of the policy was significant as it would address policy and training issues in the college among the three disciplined forces.
Attention should now be given to other issues in the policy that may hinder the progress of JFC – infrastructure, logistics and financial among them.
Brig-Gen Gilbert Toropo said they were in the process of establishing the college as directed by the National Executive Council (NEC) in order train members of the forces  in one place.
Police Commissioner Gari Baki said  funding for the JFC was under the Defence Force budget but as they completed formalities, a submission would be given to the NEC to split funding.
“The funding for the JFC is under Defence Force budget arrangement. Our aim is to put together the documents for K100m of which K45m is for infrastructure and K55m for logistics support.
“We believe that K100m is achievable within five years, but we will work out something as we go and submit to NEC for separate budget to start the college.” Baki said.

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