The establishment of the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy (SILEA) was born out of the vision of the Executive Management Board (EMB) of the Sierra Leone Police to empower Police Officers and outsiders interested in safety and security.

As a way of supporting the institution, NYANSA I.T Solutions has donated thirty brand new computers with Internet facilities to the Academy, to be used by students.The donation was done at the SILEA campus in Hastings.

In this well attended session, the Director of Training – AIG Jorwulloh Ansumana Gbonnoh expressed his profound appreciation to Maxim NYANSA I.T Solutions for their support, describing the event as an indication of the strategic commitment made by both parties to the project.

He encouraged Police Officers, front-line supervisors, heads of departments and deputies to make use of the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and capacity in information and communication technology (ICT).

The Head of ICT at SILEA, Chief Inspector Pearce stated that the Laboratory Department of SILEA was established pursuant to Section 2(1) of Act No. 7 of 2017, to serve as a centre of learning, research, and technology-based project.

He said, the main aim of incorporating the ICT department was to create a platform for capacity building so as to enable learners and lecturers to be engaged in academic researches.

Mrs. Diana, Head of the MAXIM NYANSA I.T Solutions, in her statement said, the Police can use the ICT facility to track criminals, such as tracking of stolen mobile phones and other ICT-related crimes like cyber security.

She noted that the Maxim NYANSA I.T Solutions saw the need to support the Sierra Leone Police as they have been doing for other ECOWAS countries, by working together to salvage the difficulties they encounter in the ICT world.

The keynote address was delivered by the Deputy Inspector General of Police – Mrs. Elizabeth Turay, who thanked the donors for their gesture and for understanding and responding to the constraints of the Academy, in the area of ICT equipment.
“It is necessary for the SLP to equip their personnel when it comes to technology” she added.
She assured the donors that the computers will be used for the intended purpose.

The DIG admitted that the SLP was somehow short in capacity on ICT, but with these donated computers, the organization will go a long way to salvaging the situation.
In closing, she urged the training staff of SILEA to guard the donated computers and further implored them to get the right trainers to operate them.

The climax of the occasion was the presentation of souvenirs to the donors, in appreciation of their wonderful gesture to the Academy.
This was followed by cutting of the tape; thus signalling official authorisation for the use of the computers for their intended purpose.

The Deputy Commandant of SILEA – Dr. Fatmata Kanko Kamara moved the vote of thanks.