DR Congo has finally Confirmed that it will attend the EAPCCO Meeting, Police spokesperson, Asan Kasingye has said.
A fortnight ago, Police authorities revealed that the rise in cases of human trafficking and car theft in East Africa will be top of the agenda when Police chiefs from the region meet in Kampala for their summit late August.
The Police chiefs will be searching for ways to combat cross-border crime in an era of free movement of people, goods and services across the region in the spirit of regional integration.
Recently, a group of ministers from Uganda and Tanzania met in Bukoba to discuss cross-border issues, including security along their porous borders.
While addressing a press conference at the Police headquarters in Naguru, a city suburb, the International Police chief, Fred Yiga said EAPCCO chiefs will discuss how to topple transnational crime.
During the meeting, the EAPCCO chiefs will also discuss illegal drugs, terrorism, cyber and financial crimes and environmental crimes.
The Police chiefs under EAPCCO meet annually to forge ways of curbing crime within the region. Gasana is the current EAPPCO chairman.
In 2016, while addressing chiefs at the Serena Hotel in Kampala, Gasana called for practical cooperation among countries to weed out crime.
“The exchange of intelligence, training and establishment of centres of excellence will help pursue crime,” said Gasana.
EAPCOO has Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda as its members.