SPLA officers get computer training in Malakal

21 Jun 2013

SPLA officers get computer training in Malakal

21 June 2013 - UNMISS Military Liaison Officers (MLOs) based in Upper Nile State concluded a five-day training course on computer skills for their national army counterparts in Malakal today.

The training, which kicked off on 17 June, was aimed at building the capacity of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) Division 7 officers and enhancing relations between the army and the MLOs.

"This is the first time (I am sitting at) a computer," said Augustino Sebit, who works in the Division's Signal Unit.

The seven SPLA officers, who received basic training in using the internet and progammes like Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, expressed their satisfaction with the capacity-building exercise.

"I will like to thank UNMISS for organizing this computer training because we are in modern era in which we have to use computers," said Juma Puok, manager of the division commander's office.

Maj. Alfo Huso, the acting Senior MLO in the state, said that his unit intended to conduct more training for SPLA officers in areas like rule of law and civilian-military relations.