SADC vows to enhance communication

SADC military, police, correctional services and the civilian component during a training exercise PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
SADC military, police, correctional services and the civilian component during a training exercise PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

SADC has vowed to harmonise its Standby Force regional communication approach. The regional block is currently conducting a week-long Standby Force field communication training exercise dubbed ‘Dipuisanyo’ in Gaborone, Kanye, Lobatse and Oodi.

The exercise involves testing the organisation’s communication and logistical support capability in the region.

Nine member states being Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Namibia and Zambia with approximately 480 participants from the member states amongst the military, police, correctional services and the civilian component are part of the exercise. Officially opening the training, Director, organ on politics, defence and security affairs at SADC, Professor Kula Theletsane at Oodi College of Applied Arts and Technology in Oodi village said there has been a lot of effort throughout the SADC command structure put into planning, developing, preparing, and executing the exercise to ensure that it meets the needs of the organisation.

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