MALI: Bamako and Environ to have local Police to ensure safety of people and property

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The government of Mali have initiated security reforms for the establishment of local police.

Thus, in the preparatory framework for the establishment of this local police in the communes of Bamako and environs, for the safety of people and their property, the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection has started a series of meetings exchanges with the different actors on the subject.

A day of discussions brought together the heads of the central security services, namely the National Gendarmerie, the National Police, the National Guard and Civil Protection and the elected officials of the communes of Bamako and surroundings, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

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The meeting was held at the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection under the chairmanship of the secretary general of the department, Mr. Azer Kamaté. For the initiators of the meeting, this meeting was organized to allow the central security services and local elected officials to define an action plan that will allow urban and rural municipalities to better take into account the issue of security.

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For the Secretary General of the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection, this meeting remains the common desire to provide a better living environment for fellow citizens. According to him, community policing will better ensure the safety of people and property through its diligent implementation.

But also, it will better prepare the establishment of the security commissions at the level of the various municipalities to finally lead to the large intercommunity commission at the District of Bamako. Also, it is the communes of Bamako and surrounding areas that have been selected for the test phase.

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Because, at the end, each commune of Mali must besides be endowed with a Commission of security, regrouping all the actors involved at the communal level.

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