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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 04.28 GMT
Govt takes necessary measures to improve law enforcement


Implementing another recommendation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), the Government has introduced specific measures to ensure the maintenance of law and order, particularly the disarming of any illegal armed groups.

During the time of the conflict, illegal armed groups were known to operate in the theatre of conflict. According to the Status report on the National Plan of Action for the implementation of the recommendations of the LLRC, steps have been taken by the government to completely eliminate this activity. These measures will continue to be implemented to ensure that these groups do not re emerge.

The relevant authorities have examined crime statistics and trends to identify critical issues.

Also, the Government has completed the rehabilitation of ex- child combatants. The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) and the Office of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitations have successfully introduced and implemented a comprehensive scheme for rehabilitation and reintegration of the former child combatants.

The child soldiers have been given the opportunity and assistance to return to school to pursue their studies; some have sat the GCE Advanced Level Examination and even qualified to gain university admission.

Employment opportunities have been created in the former conflict affected areas in consultation with the private sector.

Former child combatants who had missed school are encouraged and facilitated to complete their formal education requirements while engaging in gainful employment.






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