The Ministry of Interior has donated two Land Cruiser vehicles to the Uganda Police Force (UPF) on 22nd June, 2012.
The convoy that left Juba Monday 21st June, 2012 for Nimule was led by South Sudan Police Service (SSPS) Director for Administration Maj. Gen. Joseph Lado Lako and Director for Rescue Force Brigadier General, Abraham Albino and Police spokesperson Col, James Monday.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony the Director for Administration Major General Lako who was representing the Inspector General for South Sudan Police said that, they went to Elegu town in Ugandan side of the border with S. Sudan with directives from IGP General Acuil Tito Madut in order to donate the two vehicles to the People of Uganda. Maj.
Gen. Lado said the donation came as a result of a joint integrated highway patrol mechanism signed in Numule on 16th June, 2012 between IGP Gen. Madut and Uganda IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura.
"This donation shows that peace is prevailing among the people of the two borders (Nimule and Elegu)". Lado thanked the representative of the Uganda IGP for the warm welcome. Meanwhile the Police spokesperson, Col.James Monday stated that, the donation was a token of appreciation to the people of Uganda.
Monday mentioned that the two Generals have signed a joint integrated highway mechanism in Nimule, for a joint patrol which has started to maintain security between the two borders. He said the purpose of the joint mechanism is to ensure security between Nimule and Uganda.
He explained that, on behalf of the government and the people of South Sudan, the SSPS has decided to facilitate the work of the Ugandan police Force by donating the two vehicles. This is done in line with the mutual cooperation between the two countries. The spokesperson has expressed appreciation for the cooperation of the Uganda Police force.
However; the representative of the Uganda IGP Lt. Col. Odangara Stephen thanked the Government of South Sudan for the donation. He said security is paramount and it's a collective effort which is to be provided to both countries. "We are sisters and brothers, I believe everybody is excited, people are sure that the security is preserved," Col. Stephen asserted.