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YOUR MAJESTY THE INDLOVUKAZI,

EMAKHOSIKATI,

YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESSES,

PRIME MINISTER,

ROYAL COUNCILORS,

CHIEFS,

CHIEF JUSTICE,

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER,

REPRESENTATIVE  OF  THE  PRESIDENT  OF  THE REPUBLIC  OF  THE  EQUATORIAL  GUINEA  –  NATIONAL

SECURITY MINISTER MR NICOLAS OBAMA NCHAMA,

CABINET MINISTERS,

EXCELLENCIES, MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS,

REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE MANZINI REGION,

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER AND ALL RANKS OF THE ROYAL ESWATINI POLICE SERVICE

VISITING POLICE CHIEFS AND OFFICERS FROM THE SADC REGION,

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS,

LADIES& GENTLEMEN

SIYANIVUSELA NONKHE BEKUNENE LAPHA E POLICE ACADEMY

ONCE  AGAIN,  IT  IS  A  PLEASURE  TO  BE  HERE  AT MATSAPHA  POLICE  ACADEMY  TODAY  TO COMMEMORATE  YET  ANOTHER  EDITION  OF  THE POLICE  DAY  AS  WELL  AS  TO  OFFICIATE  AT  THE  2018 PASSING  OUT  PARADE  OF  597  ROYAL  ESWATINI POLICE SERVICE TRAINEES. WE  WARMLY  WELCOME  ALL  OUR  VISITORS  WHO  ARE HERE  TO  CELEBRATE  THIS  MOMENTOUS  OCCASION WITH EMASWATI.

THE NATIONAL SECURITY MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE EQUATORIAL GUINEA IS HERE TO WITNESS THE PASSING OUT OF A CONTINGENT OF 30 CADETS. WE  ALSO  WISH  TO  EXTEND  A  WARM  WELCOME  TO THE  VISITING  CHIEFS  OF  POLICE  AND  THEIR DELEGATIONS  FROM  VARIOUS  COUNTRIES  IN  THE SADC REGION.

POLICE DAY

THE  POLICE  DAY  AFFORDS  US  AN  OPPORTUNITY  TO RECOGNISE  AND  APPRECIATE  THE IMPORTANT  ROLE THE  POLICE  PLAY  IN  SAFEGUARDING  THE  NATION’S SAFETY AND SECURITY. THIS  YEAR’S  POLICE  DAY,  WHICH  IS  THE  17THEDITION,  IS  COMMEMORATED  WHEN  THE  NATION  IS CELEBRATING  A  50/50  HISTORIC  MILESTONE  OF  THE NATION’S  GROWTH  AND  DEVELOPMENT  IN  THE SOCIO-POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE.

CORNERSTONE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

THE  ROLE  OF  THE  POLICE  IS  TO  MAKE  SURE  THAT THERE  IS  PEACE  AND  SECURITY  IN  THE COUNTRY. THESE  TENETS  ARE  THE  CORNERSTONE  FOR SUSTAINABLE  DEVELOPMENT  AS  THEY  ENSURE  THAT THE  ENVIRONMENT IS CONDUCIVE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF  PROGRAMMES  THAT  STIMULATE SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROWTH.

KEY POLICING PROGRAMMES AND INITIATIVES

OVER THE YEARS, WE HAVE NOTED A WIDE RANGE OF POLICING PROGRAMMES AND INITIATIVES INTRODUCED TOPROVIDE QUALITY SERVICES TO ESWATINI CITIZENS. WE  COMMEND  THE  VARIOUS  OUTREACH  CRIME PREVENTION  CAMPAIGNS  THAT  ARE  HELD  AT IMIPHAKATSI  AND  TINKHUNDLA  CENTRES  HAVE ENTRENCHED  PARTNERSHIPS  BETWEEN  THE  POLICE, BOBABE  TIKHULU  AND  COMMUNITIES,  WHICH  HAS LED  TO  THE  REDUCTION  OF  CRIME  IN  OUR COMMUNITIES.

FIGHTING  CRIME  IS  A  COLLECTIVE  UNDERTAKING THAT  REQUIRES  FULL  COOPERATION  BETWEEN  THE POLICE AND THE BROAD SPECTRUM OF THE ESWATINI NATION. “BUCALA YINDZABA YETFU SONKHE”.

INNOVATION IN POLICE TRAINING

CRIME HAS EVOLVED AS IT IS NOW DRIVEN MOSTLY THROUGH THE USE OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN THE CYBER SPACE.WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE REGULAR TRAINING INTERVENTIONS TO UPSKILL POLICE OFFICERS TO COUNTER THE CYBERCRIME PHENOMENON AND OTHER CONTEMPORARY CRIMES.CONTINUOUS TRAININGIS NECESSARY BECAUSE AS POLICE OFFICERS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE AHEAD OF CRIME TRENDS AND NOT LAG BEHIND.

SUCCESS OF MAJOR NATIONAL EVENTS

WE COMMEND  THE  EXCELLENT  WORK  DONE  BY  THE POLICE,  WORKING  ALONGSIDE  THE  OTHER  SECURITY FORCES,  IN  ENSURING  THAT  IMIKHOSI  AND  THE 50/50 NATIONAL CELEBRATIONS WERE A SUCCESS. YOU PROVIDED SECURITY THAT WAS OF THE HIGHEST STANDARD.  WE  ALSO  APPRECIATE  THE  ROLE  PLAYED BY  THE  POLICE  DURING  REGISTRATION  FOR ELECTIONS AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTINUE WITH YOUR  GOOD  WORK  AS  WE  MOVE  TO  THE  OTHER STAGES OF THE ELECTION PROCESS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO RECRUITS

THIS  DAY  MARKS  THE  SUCCESSFUL  COMPLETION  OF BASIC  TRAINING  FOR  THE  RECRUITS  AND  WE  ARE GATHERED  HERE  WITH  THEIR  FAMILIES  AND RELATIVES  TO  CONGRATULATE  THEM  FOR  MAKING  IT THROUGH TO GRADUATION. YOU  HAVE  ENDURED  MANY  CHALLENGES  WHILST TRAINING,  GIVEN  THAT  POLICE  TRAINING  IS  VERY EXERTING AS IT AIMS TO INSTIL THE DISCIPLINE AND THE RIGHT ATTITUDE FOR ONE TO BE ABLE TO SERVE THE NATION. AS  YOU  GO  OUT  TO  VARIOUS  STATIONS,  REMEMBER THAT  YOU  ARE  STILL  NOVICES  IN  THE PRACTICALITIES  AND  REALITIES  OF  OPERATIONAL POLICING.  YOU  WILL  NEED  TO  RELY  ON  THE MENTORSHIP  AND  COACHING  OF  YOUR  MORE EXPERIENCED COLLEAGUES.

24/7 IS THE NATURE OF POLICE WORK

BEING  NEW  IN  THE  FIELD  OF  POLICING,  IT  IS NECESSARY  TO  BE  AWARE  THAT  POLICE  WORK REQUIRES TOTAL COMMITMENT AND TIME.  YOU ARE ON DUTY ON A 24/7 BASIS, WHETHER IN OR OUT OF UNIFORM. WE THUS  EXPECT  YOU  TO  PUT  THE  SERVICE  OF  THE NATION AHEAD OFYOUR  PERSONAL  INTERESTS  AND PURSUITS.

OATH OF OFFICE

YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN AN OATH OF OFFICE TO BE LOYAL AND TO SERVE THE NATION WITH THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF INTEGRITY AND HONESTY. THIS  OATH  SHOULD  ALWAYS  REMAIN  EMBEDDED  IN YOUR  MINDS  AS  YOU  GO  ABOUT  DISCHARGING  YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES  SO  THAT,  WHENEVER CONFRONTED  WITH  SITUATIONS  THAT  COULD  LEAD YOU  ASTRAY,  IT  WOULD  RESONATE  AND  ENSURE THAT YOU KEEP YOUR CONDUCT IN CHECK.AS  POLICE  OFFICERS  BEAR  IN  MIND  THAT  YOUR BEHAVIOUR  IS  EXPECTED  TO  BE  EXEMPLARY  AT  ALL TIMES,  AS  THE  PUBLIC  LOOKS  UP  TO  THE  POLICE  TO BE  THE  MIRRORS  OF  WHAT  IS  MORALLY  AND SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE IN SOCIETY. 

GOOD BEHAVIOUR OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA CADETS

WE APPLAUD HE GOOD BEHAVIOUR EXHIBITED BY THE CADETS FROM EQUATORIA GUINEA THROUGHOUT THEIR STAY HERE IN THE KINGDOM OF ESWATINI. DURING THEIR STAY THEY FULLY PARTICIPATED IN OUR CULTURAL ACTIVITIES. WE DO TRUST THEY HAVE LEARNT A LOT ABOUT THE CULTURE AND TRADITIONS OF EMASWATI ANDWILL BE AMBASSADORS OF OUR COUNTRY BACK HOME. MOST  IMPORTANTLY,  WE  ARE  LOOKING  FORWARD  TO THE  CADETS  PUTTING  INTO  USE  THE  HIGH  QUALITY LAW  ENFORCEMENT  TRAINING  THEY  HAVE  RECEIVED HERE.

COMMEND INSTRUCTORS

IT IS APPOSITE  THAT  AS  WE  CONGRATULATE  THE GRADUATING  RECRUITS  AND  CADETS,  WE  COMMEND THE INSTRUCTORS FOR THE WONDERFUL WORK THEY HAVE DONE. FROM  THE  BEARING  AND  TURNOUT  OF  THE CONTINGENCIES  ON  PARADE,  AS  WELL  AS  THE CREATIVITY, VERVE, FLAIR IN THE DRILL MOVEMENTS THAT  HAVE  BEEN  DISPLAYED  TODAY,  IT  IS  EVIDENT THAT THE INSTRUCTORS WERE COMMITTED TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES.

E8M GREEN PASTURES BUILDING - MANZINI

AT TODAY’S  OCCASION  WE  ARE  ALSO  PLEASED  TO NOTE  THAT  THE  POLICE  SERVICE,  THROUGH  THEIR SAVINGS AND CREDIT COOPERATIVE SOCIETY KNOWN AS  GREEN  PASTURES,  HAVE  BUILT  A  NEW  STATE  OF THE ART  BUILDING IN  MANZINI THAT WILL SERVE AS THE  COOPERATIVE  SOCIETY’S  OFFICES  IN CONDUCTING BUSINESS. WE APPLAUD THE FACT THAT POLICE OFFICERS ALSO EMBRACE THE CULTURE OF SAVING MONEY FOR SELF-DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES AND FOR MEETING THEIR SOCIAL NEEDS. IT  IS  PLEASING  TO  NOTE  THAT  THE  COOPERATIVE HAS  163  MILLION  EMALANGENI,  IN  PHYSICAL ASSETS  AND  CASH  WHICH  IS  ALL  INVESTED  WITHIN THE  ECONOMY  OF  ESWATINI.  THIS IS COMMENDABLE INDEED.

MAY WE FURTHER APPLAUD THE FACT THAT THROUGH THE  COOPERATIVE  SOCIETY,  THE  POLICE  FROM  TIME TO  TIME  LEND  A  HAND  TO  THOSE  IN  NEED,  BY PROVIDING  FINANCIAL  SUPPORT  TO  CHARITY ORGANISATIONS  SUCH  AS  PHILANI  MASWATI  AND CHESHIRE HOMES.

COMMISSIONING OF FACILITYIT IS  NOW  MY  PLEASURE  TO  ANNOUNCE  THAT  THE NEW  BUILDING  STRUCTURE  HAS  BEEN  OFFICIALLY COMMISSIONED  UNDER  MY  HAND  AND  IS  HEREBY BEING  CHRISTENED  AND  GIVEN  THE  NAME EMADLELO LALUHLATA HOUSE.

NEW POSITIONS

ON ANOTHER NOTE, IN RECOGNITION OF THE GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY IN THE POLICE SERVICE, NEW PROMOTIONAL POSTS HAVE BEEN CREATED. THERE WILL BE SIX (6) NEW POSITIONS TO STRENGTHEN SUPERVISORYMECHANISMS AT STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL LEVELS IN THE POLICE SERVICE.

THE POSITIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

ONE POSITION FOR SENIOR DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER (S/DNCP), AT THE STRATEGIC COMMAND LEVEL. FIVE (5) POSITIONS FOR DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER (DNCP) AT TACTICAL LEVEL

THE NEW POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED THROUGH ELEVATION AS FOLLOWS:-

SENIOR DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER 

  1. 1. SIBANGANI MNGOMEZULU

DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONERS

 1. VUSI MASUKU

2. NGWANE DLAMINI

3. PATRICK MABUZA

4. MANDLA MDLULI

5. VUSI MASANGO

6. DUMSANI TSABEDZE

WE  HOPE  THE  ELEVATED  INDIVIDUALS  WILL CONTINUE  TO  WORK  HARD  AND  CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS  THE  ONGOING  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  THE POLICE  ORGANISATION.  BEING  PROMOTED  IS  A CHALLENGE  TO  WORK  AT  A  HIGHER  LEVEL  AND  WITH EVEN MORE COMMITMENT THAN EVER BEFORE.

DECLARATION

IT IS  NOW  MY  SINGULAR  HONOUR  TO  PRONOUNCE THAT  FROM  TODAY,  THE  RECRUITS  BEFORE  US  HAVE BEEN BLESSED AND COMMISSIONED UNDER MY HAND AND  THEY  ARE  NOW  FULLY  POLICE  OFFICERS  –CONGRATULATIONS.

CONCLUSION

WE HAVE ENJOYED ALL THE  EVENTS  AND  ACTIVITIES WE HAVE  WITNESSED  THAT  HIGHLIGHT  THE  HIGH STANDARD  OF  DEVELOPMENT  IN  THE  POLICE SERVICE. MAY WE EXTEND  APPRECIATION  FOR  THE  VARIOUS GIFTS  EXTENDED  TO  US  AND  THE  PREPARATIONS THAT  WERE  DONE  FOR  THE  SUCCESS  OF  TODAY’S OCCASION.

THANK YOU, MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS US ALL.

 

 

 

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