On July 25, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba participated in an extended meeting of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Board to sum up the results of the law enforcement agencies' work for the first six months of 2017.
At the end of the Board's meeting, the President summed up the results of the extended meeting.
"I would like to express gratitude to the personnel of the Ministry, to all those who participated in finding the criminals of a well-known crime - the State Security Service, the Prosecutor's Office, the State Guard Service and all those who were involved in this work. Coordination and coherence have brought their results. However, our goal is to prevent such crimes from happening. I often say that crime prevention is the main work of every law enforcement institution. Here, we have to prioritise and revise the work of many divisions that have to be involved in this most important work of crime prevention.
This work starts from local police officers. Unfortunately, we have a lot of them on paper, but not many are involved in actual work", - said the Head of State.
Raul Khadzhimba also spoke about the technical equipment of law enforcement agencies.
"Unfortunately, the technical supply of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is not the best, but the state tries to provide it to the best of its abilities. Speaking about my promise about vehicles, this problem will be solved soon, since money has been already allocated. Concerning other aspects of technical supply, the introduction of an Information and Coordination Centre is one way to solve this problem. However, there are people who imagine the way out differently. This is a wrong attitude. No one will allow any supranational institution to work with the Abkhazian Ministry of Internal Affairs. This institution will instead aim to help the Abkhazian Ministry of Internal Affairs. We talked about the equality of employees, who will work in this division, in quantitative terms. The aspect of leadership has been clearly defined", - said the Head of State.
The President also commented on the question of the staffing table, which was mentioned by various speakers in the course of the meeting.
"Speaking about the staffing table, I want to cite some figures. As of July 1 of this year, with a structure of 2,668 staff units, the Abkhazian Ministry of Internal Affairs units are staffed by 1,689 people. This shows that the Ministry is understaffed by 970 units. Let us reconsider the staffing table to start using those staff units to solve the tasks that you have set. From year to year, the staffing table and the number of employees are completely different. Let us change this situation, and this will be the beginning of reforms that our society talks about. Believe me, then we will have completely different results", - said Raul Khadzhimba.