Spanish and French experts worked on rebuilding the Gboyeba police station in the city of N´Zérékoré, Guinea.
The police station was completely devastated in the general strike of 2007, which made it necessary to relocate the Support and Self-Advocacy Centre for Women (CAAF) of N’zérékoré without having an adequate space to meet the needs of the security forces.
The Inspector of Spain’s National Police Force, Fernando Santos, is the Spanish expert in charge of carrying out the project in the N’zérékoré region, and he explains to us that since execution of the project began in October 2013, the European Union has considered rebuilding the police station a priority.
Last week, the inauguration ceremony for the Urban Police Station of Gboyeba was held after eight months of work. Over 100,000 euros were invested through the “Support for strengthening the capacity of the national police and reconciliation with the population in the Republic of Guinea” project, which was financed by the European Commission and managed by the FIIAPP and CIVIPOL.
The ceremony was presided over by Mahmoud Cisse, Minister of Security and Civil Protection; Mamadi Bamy, Mayor of the city of N’Zérékoré; and representatives of the region’s Governor and Prefect. In addition to the key project experts, the ceremony was also attended by European Commission Delegation representatives Elsa Mortier, Head of the Economy and Governance Section, and Sébastien Cocard, Economy and Governance Programme Officer.
Now, the urban police of the Gboyeva neighbourhood will have a completely renovated facility designed to provide ideal working conditions.