Speaking to Sudans Post in an exclusive interview on Tuesday, police spokesman Major-General Daniel Justin said those promoted by President Salva Kiir include 22 officers promoted from the rank of Brigadier General to the rank of Major General.
JUBA – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit last week promoted over 3000 police officers to various ranks to motive them to render quality services to citizens, according to the police spokesman, Major-General Daniel Justin Boulo
According to General Justin, Kiir promoted 22 officers from the rank of Brigadier General to the rank of Major General. Several others were promoted from the rank of Colonel to the rank of Brigadier, and Brigadier General.
He said the officers promoted were drawn from ten states after they have been on a waiting list for promotions since 2017.
“For us in the police, we are supposed to promote our personnel yearly. This promotion which has happened, the recommendation was raised right away from 2017 and 2018,” General Justin said.
General Justin said those promoted last week were from the ranks of warrant officers to major generals.
“There was a committee which was responsible for this and all the states were asked for a report about their personnel and the committee handed over the recommendation to police leadership and then it went to the president until last week the promotion came out,” he said.
“The total number promoted is 3000 with different ranks, we have like 22 officers promoted to ranks of major generals, we have got some people who were promoted to the ranks of brigadiers generals and colonel down the line and we have Non-Commission Officers (NCOs) promoted to the ranks of officers,” he added.
The Police spokesman noted that the promotions were based on transparency, openness, and objectivity to ensure fairness and equity of the process.
“The promotion of the officers was done in accordance with the laid down established procedures and in accordance with police act,” he said.
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