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Mogadishu, 29 November 2017 - Brigadier General Anand Pillay, the Police Commissioner with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), has left the Mission, after the end his tour of duty. Brig. Gen. Pillay who joined the AU Mission in 2014, is credited with championing and operationalizing key reforms in the Somali police sector, in the federal government and regional states. Under his leadership, AMISOM Police rolled out an elaborate capacity building plan for the Somali Police Force, which included screening, recruiting, training and mentoring Somali police officers.
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    STORY: AMISOM Police Commissioner ends tour of duty DURATION: 5:19 SOURCE: AMISOM PUBLIC INFORMATION RESTRICTIONS: This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is not to be sold on and is restricted for other purposes. All enquiries to thenewsroom@auunist.org CREDIT REQUIRED: AMISOM PUBLIC INFORMATION LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/NATURAL SOUND DATELINE: 27/NOV/2017, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA SHOT LIST: 1.   Wide shot, Anand Pillay, AMISOM Police Commissioner, Christine Alalo, AMISOM Deputy Police Commissioner and Rex Dundun, AMISOM Chief of Staff cut the cake 2.   Wide shot, AMISOM officers mount a guard of honour 3.   Med shot, AMISOM officers mount a guard of honour 4.   Close up, AMISOM officers mount a guard of honour 5.   Wide shot, AMISOM officers mount a guard of honour 6.   Med shot, AMISOM officers mount a guard of honour 7.   Wide shot, Anand Pillay, AMISOM Police Commissioner 8.   Med shot, Anand Pillay, AMISOM Police Commissioner 9.   Wide shot, Anand Pillay, AMISOM Police Commissioner inspects the guard of honour 10.   Med shot, Anand Pillay, AMISOM Police Commissioner inspects the guard of honour 11.   Close up, Anand Pillay, AMISOM Police Commissioner inspects the guard of honour 12.   Med shot, Anand Pillay, AMISOM Police Commissioner inspects the guard of honour 13.   Wide shot, AMISOM officers present during the function 14.   Med shot, AMISOM officers present during the function 15.   Close up, AMISOM officers present during the function 16.   Wide shot, Anand Pillay, AMISOM Police Commissioner, Christine Alalo, AMISOM Deputy Police Commissioner and Rex Dundun, AMISOM Chief of Staff 17.   Med shot, Anand Pillay, AMISOM Police Commissioner, Christine Alalo, AMISOM Deputy Police Commissioner and Rex Dundun, AMISOM Chief of Staff 18.   Close up, Rex Dundun, AMISOM Chief of Staff 19.   SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) GEN. FIDZA DLUDLU, AMISOM HEAD OF MISSION SUPPORT. When he took over the Police were only operating in Mogadishu. General Pillay has been able to deploy the Police to all sectors, for mentoring and advising activities. During the tenure of his office, he has been able to deploy FPUs to Baidoa and Kismayo, to assist in operational support. The Police component were also instrumental in securing the 2016/17 Somalia elections that remains one of his major achievements.    General Pillay it has been great knowing you, working with you. On behalf of the SRCC and the whole of AMISOM, I wish you best in your future endeavors and hope to see you soon. 20.   Wide shot, AMISOM officers present during the function 21.   Med shot, AMISOM officers present during the function 22.   SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) CHRISTINE ALALO, AMISOM DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER. You have done a lot here, you have done a lot for the Police, we know all your achievements. We talk about the new policing model but you were the first person to implement it, to operationalize it. We now have the state police, as much as they are still discussing how to start it and in what roles, we have already started by operationalizing it and those are your achievements. We have seen you successfully securing the elections, you have you successfully trying to push so that we go to the recovered areas, despite the challenges that are there. A lot can be said about your achievements. 23.   Wide shot, AMISOM officers present during the function 24.   Med shot, AMISOM officers present during the function 25.   Close up, Christine Alalo, AMISOM Deputy Police Commissioner 26.   SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) REX DUNDUN, AMISOM CHIEF OF STAFF. I can tell you categorically, he have served with merit, with strategic leadership and the achievements are there for everybody to see. 27.   Wide shot, AMISOM officers present during the function 28.   Med shot, AMISOM officers present during the function 29.   Close up, AMISOM officers present during the function 30.   SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) ANAND PILLAY, AMISOM POLICE COMMISSIONER. The situation in Somalia demands a lot from you, being in a leadership position, demands increase every day. At times you have to be a politician, other times a diplomat, when it comes to your team, I need sometimes to be a commander, at times a friend, a father and many times a driver. 31.   Wide shot, AMISOM officers present during the function 32.   Med shot, AMISOM officers present during the function 33.   SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) ANAND PILLAY, AMISOM POLICE COMMISSIONER. We are giving them training, we are mentoring them. What have we done to develop the capacity, of getting their own trainers, capacitating them, mentoring them, and ensuring that they can train their own people. You need to start to doing that, identify groups of Police officers from the Somalis, training them to a level where they can go and do what you are doing. In that way with the numbers that you have and they numbers that they have and if we train them, we can reach more of them and we can build the capacity quicker. STORY AMISOM Police Commissioner ends tour of duty in Somalia    Mogadishu, 29 November 2017 - Brigadier General Anand Pillay, the Police Commissioner with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), has left the Mission, after the end his tour of duty. Brig. Gen. Pillay who joined the AU Mission in 2014, is credited with championing and operationalizing key reforms in the Somali police sector, in the federal government and regional states.   Under his leadership, AMISOM Police rolled out an elaborate capacity building plan for the Somali Police Force, which included screening, recruiting, training and mentoring Somali police officers. Also, under his tenure, AMISOM Police extended its services to newly recovered areas; and expanded its operations to the state capitals, in Baidoa in South West state, Jowhar in HirShabelle state, Dhobley and Kismayo in Lower Jubba region and Beletweyne in Hiiraan region.   “I can say categorically, that he (Pillay) has served with merit, with strategic leadership and the achievements are there, for everybody to see,”  Mr. Alex Dundun, the AMISOM Police Chief of Staff said, during a send off ceremony for the outgoing Police Commissioner. These sentiments were shared by the AMISOM Deputy Police Commissioner Ms. Christine Alalo.   “ You were the first person to implement the new policing model, we have seen you successfully securing the elections, you have been successful in trying to push, so that we go to the recovered areas, despite the challenges that are there,” Ms. Alalo noted. Brig. Gen. Pillay ensured the training and skilling of over 3,500 Somali police officers and the establishment of systems and processes, including the introduction of a biometric database for the police force within the Somali Police Force. “On behalf of the SRCC and the whole of AMISOM, I wish you best in your future endeavors,” Major General (Rtd) Fidza Dludlu, the AMISOM Head of Mission Support told Pillay.   He commended Pillay for spearheading the construction and rehabilitation of various police stations across south central Somalia, in a bid to ensure law and order, especially in newly recovered areas.   The outgoing Police Commissioner advised AMISOM Police to focus on efforts that will ensure the Somali Police Force is self-reliant, adequately trained and equipped to preside over policing responsibilities in all of Somalia.      “What have we done to develop the ir capacity; of getting their own trainers, capacitating them, mentoring them, and ensuring that they can train their own people? ” , he posed the question. “You need to start t o do that, identify groups of Police officers from the Somalis, and train them to a level where they can go and do what you are doing,” Brig. Gen. Pillay said, in his parting shot.   END.  
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