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The Mozambican Interior Ministry on Friday promoted 1,100 members of the police force at a ceremony in the northern city of Nampula.
Addressing the newly promoted police officers, the Nampula provincial police commander, Manuel Zandamela, said their rise to new ranks was thanks to the commitment and selflessness they had shown in carrying out their daily duties of maintaining public order.
“Promotion is a normal procedure in managing human resources in institutions, by granting recognition to those who have proved themselves in carrying out their missions”, he said. “I also want to encourage those not covered by this measure not to give up, since you too have contributed to guaranteeing order and public security”.
Zandamela added that the promotion ceremony should serve as a moment to reflect upon solutions for increasing the operational effectiveness of the police force, through strategies to mitigate the social ills that affect communities.
“This indelible mark will impose new challenges on your lives and will require from you greater responsibility and commitment”, he told the ceremony. “We want you to identify with your new ranks, and to feel capable of taking up leadership positions in any part of our province”.
Finally, Zandamela urged the newly promote officers to refrain from any acts contrary to police ethics.Source: AIM