STORY: AMISOM gets new Police Commissioner
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DATELINE: 7/NOVEMBER/2019, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
1. Wide shot, a plane carrying incoming AMISOM Police Commissioner, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Augustine Magnus Kailie
2. Med shot, Augustine Magnus Kailie disembarking the plane
3. Med shot, Augustine Magnus Kailie is received by senior AMISOM police officers
4. Wide shot, Augustine Magnus Kailie greets senior AMISOM police officers
5. Med shot, Augustine Magnus Kailie arriving at the office of the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira
6. Med shot, AMISOM Police Commissioner Kailie salutes and greets Ambassador Madeira
7. Med shot, AMISOM Police Commissioner Kailie
8. Med shot, SRCC Ambassador Madeira
9. Close up shot, AMISOM Police Commissioner Kailie
10. Wide shot, AMISOM Police Commissioner Kailie listening to SRCC Ambassador Madeira
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ambassador Francisco Madeira, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia
“We have a lot of work to do here. We have to help build the institution of the Police of the Federal Republic of Somalia to ensure that it is provided with capable, affordable and acceptable working institution that can deliver quality services to the people in the communities.”
12. Med shot, AMISOM Police Commissioner Kailie listening
13. Close up shot, SRCC Ambassador Madeira speaking
14. Med shot, AMISOM Police Commissioner Kailie
15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ambassador Francisco Madeira, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia
“We want that quality of work now to be extended to the rest of the country, including the capital by you using your skills and the police culture of Sierra Leone into the entire police apparatus of AMISOM.”
16. Wide shot, AMISOM Police Commissioner Kailie speaking during the meeting
17. Close up shot, a senior AMISOM official listening
18. Close up shot, another senior AMISOM official listening
19. SOUNDBITE: (Somali) Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Augustine Magnus Kailie, AMISOM Police Commissioner
“The international body, firstly ECOMOG sent troops from Nigeria to assist us and later it was taken over by UNAMSIL (United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone). Some laid their precious life for peace in Sierra Leone. So it is like payback. I am happy to be here irrespective of what may happen. I am happy to come here to pay back what the international organisations did for peace in Sierra Leone.”
20. Med shot, SRCC Ambassador Madeira and AMISOM Police Commissioner Kailie shaking hands
21. Wide shot, photo opportunity
AMISOM gets new Police Commissioner
Mogadishu, 7 November 2019 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has a new Police Commissioner. Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Augustine Magnus Kailie, from Sierra Leone, arrived in Somalia on Wednesday to commence work and will lead AMISOM police component to implement its mandate to train, mentor, and advise the Somali Police Force (SPF) and support stabilisation efforts under the Somalia Transition Plan.
AMISOM is implementing the transition plan, under which the mission will gradually hand over security responsibilities to Somali security forces and exit by 2021.
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, on Thursday met with the new Police Commissioner and congratulated him on his appointment.
“We have to help rebuild the police institution in Somalia, and ensure the delivery of quality services to the public,” said Ambassador Madeira who is also the Head of AMISOM.
Ambassador Madeira paid tribute to the Sierra Leone Police contingent under AMISOM, for the excellence and professionalism in implementing the AMISOM mandate.
AIGP Kailie noted that his appointment is an opportunity to reciprocate the support the international community provided Sierra Leone following the civil war from 1991 to 2002. “I am happy to pay back the support Sierra Leone received from various international organisations following the civil war. Their contributions were significant to our peace process,” he said.