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Identifying weaknesses and maximising potential are two of the challenges facing the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM), on the eve of celebration of the 42nd anniversary of its creation next Wednesday, May 17.
Speaking yesterday in Maputo, Minister of the Interior Jaime Monteiro cited the “humanisation” of police action as another challenge facing the corporation, a concern framed in the motto chosen for the celebration: “The PRM: 42 years at the forefront of the fight against crime, for harmony and social coexistence”.
As far as Monteiro is concerned, it is important to reflect on the PRM’s performance in face of the new challenges imposed by development, in order to find the best way to raise the quality of the service provided to citizens, rather than simply retelling the corporation’s history.
According to Monteiro, police activity is by its very nature noble, because it takes as its starting point the guarantee of public order, security and tranquillity as a constitutionally protected common good. The goal should therefore be to frame actions so as to produce less offence, and ensure that mass control takes place in a humanistic way.
“We warmly salute the officers, sergeants and policemen of the Republic of Mozambique on the forty-second anniversary of the founding of our police force. On this occasion, I would like to express our most sincere recognition of the founders of the police force and of those who for four decades have ensured the growth and consolidation of the corporation up to the present day,” the minister said.Source: Noticias
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