RECSA trains security officials from Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya on ISACS-based stockpile management


"Officers from different security organs in [Rwanda] are undergoing training on physical security and stockpiles management (PSSM), in a five-day training organised by Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA).

"The training brought together 15 officers from Rwanda Defence Forces, 12 from Rwanda National Police and three from Rwanda Correctional Service.

"The training, that is part of efforts to curb the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, aims at training selected personnel to assess national stockpiles, operational procedures and infrastructure and provide ways for potential improvements to security and safety management based on International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) and the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). 

"Similar training have previously been conducted in Uganda and Kenya.  […]

"Captain Justin Pamba, one of the instructors from Kenya Defence Forces, said the training seeks to improve management of stockpiles.

“ 'What we realised is that the problem with modern warfare, terrorists are getting items from our stockpiles because we are managing them badly. We are managing them yes but we can do better in line with international standards,' he said.”  

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