The President of Senegal, Leopold Senghor, attended the graduation ceremonies at the National Police College on Monday (12 July).
The President of Senegal, Leopold Senghor, attended the graduation ceremonies at the National Police College on Monday (12 July). The college is in Senegal's capital, Dakar.
SYNOPSIS: President Senghor was greeted at the Police College by Jean Collin, Senegal's Minister of State for the Interior. It was the tenth such graduation. For the cadets it marked the end of a long period of training in various aspects of police work. One of the displays that President Senghor went on to later was a demonstration of martial arts. But the programme started with the inspection of a guard of honur.
Senegal's Minister of State for Justice, Alioune Badara M'Bengue, and the French Ambassador Xavier Daufresne de la Chevalerie also attended. One of the high points of the day was the promotion of two officers by President Senghor. Colonel Magatte Ndiaye and Moniseur Moctar Diallo became Commanders in the National Order of the Lion. Afterwards there was a march past by some of the specialised police groups such as marksmen, the motorised squadron and armored vehicle division. Before leaving the college, President Senghor signed a golden visitors' book.