Mozambique’s top police, Bernardino Rafael, on Wednesday announced that cadet training will be stopped for three years to give way to the building police infrastructure.
Rafael was speaking at a ceremony to mark Mozambique’s police 48th anniversary (Police Day) at the Matalane policy academy.
Rafael argued that the suspension of cadet training will give police resources to building brand new police academies, new police stations, district commands, among others.
In a way this would partly explain why police training courses have been shortened from nine to three months.
However, because police have financial autonomy, meaning that the general-commander decides how to use his budget without interference from the government. This opens the door for direct contracting of public works, supply of goods and services as opposed to public tenders.
Direct contracting has a bad reputation because of its lack of transparency, thus paving the way for corrupt practices.
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