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DR Congo: MONUC trains 146 police officers in Bandundu

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A 139 policemen and seven policewomen have been given training in the Maintenance and Restoration of Public Order in Bandundu. The training took four weeks and was designed to develop the operational capacity of police and reinforce their professionalism.

The Governor of Bandundu Province, Richard Ndambu, thanked MONUC and the the senior leadership of the Provincial Police in Bandundu before reiterating his support for this state institution.

Emphasising on the one hand the fundamental role of the police in protecting and guaranteeing essential freedoms in a country in crisis and on the other the upcoming deadline for local elections, the Province's Governor praised the solid base of this training and all the other inititatives allowing to help him face all challenges.

The trainees gave a demonstration of what they'd learnt on the course including how to work in double file, how to stop demonstrators and how to take down a barricade.