Malawi Police Service (MPS) officer Gladson Chipumphula has come out top of the class in a three-week Anti-riot for Police Commanders Training Programme in Cairo, Egypt.
The government of the Arab Republic of Egypt organised the training which attracted 20 participants from Arab, English and French-speaking countries across Africa.
Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana), Chipumphula, who is a senior superintendent, said the training was the best he has ever attended because the curriculum was of international standards.
He said: “We were trained in anti-terrorism, riot dispersal, field craft, explosives and how to manage an operation. This training brought together officers from many countries and we shared experiences on how to address the challenges we all face.
“Malawi will benefit greatly from this training programme because it will help us plan in advance so that whenever we are faced with such challenges, we’ll be able to handle it professionally.”
Commenting on his award, Chipumphula said it was an honour for Malawi and expressed hope that it will be an inspiration for fellow Malawian police officers who attend similar training.
Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi Maher El-Adawy congratulated the graduating police officers which, he observed, will enhance the cooperation between Malawi and Egypt.
Six Malawian police officers took part in the training programme.