Amid the ongoing violence in the
As part of its efforts to safeguard core Government services in the country's war-torn capital,
Police officers have been patrolling the streets of the capital with the African-led peacekeeping force known as MISCA and the French Sangaris force, however, they often do not receive any monetary compensation.
"If police aren't on a proper payroll, the chances they will help to maintain law and order are very slim. In the present situation, which is extremely volatile, making sure they get a salary payment is a good start," noted Aurlien Agbnonci, Resident Representative of the UNDP in CAR.
The sectarian violence in CAR, compounded by a complete breakdown in security, State authority and the rule of law, has resulted in thousands of deaths, forced hundreds of thousands to flee and created a burgeoning humanitarian crisis.
The payroll coverage was welcomedlast month by the Prime Minister, who said he believes that it was "dictated by the need to respect the basic rules of good governance".
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