Ethiopia, UK Sign MoU to Launch Security and Justice Program

Ethiopia and the United Kingdom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a 16 million-pound security and justice program today (October 18) at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

The MoU was signed by Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Ministry of Finance and Economic development and Mrs. Melina Robinson, Country Director of Department for International Development (DFID). Ahmed Shide on the occasion noted that the program will be implemented to enhance the capacity of the security sector in different parts of the country. The program will also work in raising awareness in observance of rights through different programs.

The program which will be implemented within five years of time aims in particular to improve the quality of service rendered by security and justice organs at grassroots level and ensure the observance of rights of vulnerable members of the public. Tsegaye Berhe, security advisor to the Prime minister hailed the project as having “important contribution in improving the security sector”. He said: “the pilot program will be implemented in Oromia, Somali, Gambela, Afar and Sothern Nations and Nationalities and Peoples regions.”

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