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Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:50 - Updated Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:34

Police to monitor private security firms

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Luanda - The National Police will adopt a stronger monitoring of the country’s private security firms, mainly those working for State institutions, demanding them to comply with the law, announced the Home minister, Angelo de Barros Veiga Tavares.

The official said so at the opening of a meeting with firms of security and self-protection system, held on Tuesday, in Luanda.

He said that all private security firms that show serious irregularities and fail to meet their social goals or whose members are found involved in crimes might have their operation licence impounded.

The minister said the private security companies have 30 days to update their registration and control of all weapons in their possession, as well as their staff.

The minister also reminded that a process for approval of a new law on private security firms is in progress.