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MBABANE – About 30 police recruits from Equatorial Guinea are expected to be trained in the country this year.

According to a source close to the matter, the recruits will be in the country for approximately 12 months. “The training of the aspiring officers from Equatorial Guinea comes after a study that was conducted in 2007. Their government conducted a study on countries that would be suitable for police training,” the source said.

The source said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on technical training and support between the two countries was signed last year in June.


During the signing ceremony, held in Equatorial Guinea, the source said His Majesty King Mswati III was represented by then-Minister of Foreign Affairs Lutfo Dlamini, who now heads the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

Police Deputy Public Relations Officer Assistant Superintendent Stephen Dlamini confirmed yesterday that they were expecting some police recruits from that country, which was once colonised by Spain.

Dlamini explained that the aspiring officers, whose official languages are Spanish, French and Portuguese, were expected to come at intervals. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea arrived in the country for a state visit yesterday.

Dlamini expressed hope that President Mbasogo will pay a courtesy visit to the Police College to inspect the facilities to be used by his cadets.

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