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SPA: ‘Structural changes needed for Sudan’s police and security services’

January 5 - 2020 KHARTOUM
The logo of the Sudanese Professionals Association
The logo of the Sudanese Professionals Association

According to the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), the administrative structure of police and security services must be changed to avoid any potential violence.

In a statement on Friday, the SPA said that the violence and insecurity the country has recently witnessed are “well organised acts rather than coincidences”. The SPA holds members of the security service, the police, and other law enforcement forces responsible regarding the deterioration of the security in the country, because of their obligations to protect and to provide security across the country.

The Association urged the government to “take serious steps to resolve this insecurity situation”, and change the chief of police, heads of departments, and public administrations, and “replace them with those who believe in change and freedom”.

The Police Administration Authority has issued a number of decisions to enhance security in the country. These include the establishment of a separate department to secure the health sector, and the allocation of sufficient law enforcement to secure hospitals to address the frequent assaults on health personnel. This will be led by a high-ranking officer.

The decisions also include new measures to inspect unauthorised weapons or edged weapons in the states and addressing as well as all traffic violations.

The Ministry of Interior Affairs has issued a directive that grants foreigners in Sudan one month to arrange their legal status in the country.

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