Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Nigeria, Cameroon Emerge Top African Police Stations


CLEEN  Foundation in conjunction with the National Human Rights Commission  has released  the results for the 2013 edition of  PSVW which was conducted in  various  Police stations  in seven African countries. The countries include Republic of  Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
 
The released results show that race was keenly contested  between Karu police station in  Nigeria and the 1st District Police station in  Douala Cameroon. After a critical review of the scores by the locals and the criteria issued by Altus  Global Alliance, Karu  Police station Nigeria was declared the winner of the 2013 PSVW for Africa region. The second position went to  1st district Police station Douala Cameroon.
 
According to the Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation, Kemi Okenyodo, who spoke during the press briefing, where the results were made public, the 2013 edition of PSVW was conducted using a well designed kit developed by the, Altus  Global Alliance  based on international  standards and agreements that are relevant to policing, especially in the area of human rights and accountability. 
 
“ Basic ally, the kit  included 20 different questions addressing strategic  areas of policing in  the region ranging from community orientation, physical condition of the police station, equal treatment of public, transparency and accountability as well as condition of detention facilities” Kemi Okenyodo told news men. The PSVW is a global event that  is conducted in five continents. It involves scoring of different Police stations by community locals using the kits developed by Altus Global alliance. It was initiated in the year 2006 and has been conducted every year since then.
 

 
Signed.
 
Oluwakemi Okenyodo
Executive Director
CLEEN Foundation
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1 comments:

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