Ghanaian policewomen in Somalia raise country’s flag high

Ghanaian policewomen in Somalia raise country’s flag high

Ghanaian policewomen serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been widely commended for their efforts.

The female Police officers have been assembled in the war-torn country to help restore peace.

They have also been tasked to act as role models and inspire women and girls to advocate their own rights and pursue careers in law enforcement.

Ghanaian policewomen in Somalia raise country’s flag high

Ghanaian policewomen in Somalia. Source: Graphiconline.com.
Source: UGC

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They are currently on a peacekeeping mission in Somalia to make the peacekeeping force approachable to women in the community.

The Graphic Online reports that the Ghanaian policewomen in Somalia are making a positive impact on the peacekeeping environments.

Overall, six countries from across the continent have contributed police officers for the operation.

The other countries include Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Zambia.

However, Ghana has the highest number of policewomen among the six police contributing countries.

There are 13 women from the Ghanaian Police, contingent of 37 individual police officers (IPOs), seconded to the AU Mission in Somalia, while Zambia places second with 11 women out of a 20-member contingent.

Nigeria has six women out of a contingent of 28, Kenya six out of 26, Uganda five out of 20 with Sierra Leone having two women out of 28 police personnel with AMISOM.

Inspector Peace Abra Nyampo, is in charge of coordinating a Joint Operation Command Centre (JOCC), at the Somalia Police Force headquarters in Mogadishu.

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Meanwhile, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ms Susana Dery, also mentors and helps the Somali Police Force in capacity building.

The Situation Report Office is also headed by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ms Hannah Adjei, who also serves as a Secretary to the Police Component of AMISOM.

She doubles as the driver of the armoured Police vehicles.

When they see us we give them hope, and we prove a point that as women we can equally work in sensitive and risky areas for the good of humanity and for a better world,” Inspector Peace Abra Nyampo said in an interview with the Daily Graphic.

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