Police Reform: Luena Memorandum of Understanding

CHAPTER 1: SUBJECT AND PRINCIPLES: 

1 -- SUBJECT

1.2. The objective of the Memorandum of Understanding is collaboration between the parties for the resolution of negative military factors posing an obstacle to the Lusaka Protocol, and the creation of conditions for its definitive conclusion.

2 -- FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

2.2. The parties reiterate their unequivocal acceptance of the validity of pertinent political-juridical instruments, namely the Lusaka Protocol and UN Security Council resolutions related to the Angolan peace process.

LUENA MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

Chapter II: Agenda for the Memorandum of Understanding:

3. Cesassion of Hostilities and Pending MIlitary Issues under the Terms of the Lusaka Protocol.

D) Integration into the National Police of General Officers and Senior Officers Coming From the Military Forces of UNITA:

3.8 The Government, in the interest of national reconciliation, through the General Command of the National Police, proceeds to the integration into the National Police of some general officers and senior officers coming from UNITA Military Forces, in accordance with existing vacancies.

3.9. In this regard, the process of integrating general officers and senior officers coming from UNITA Military Forces encompasses the following:

a) The incorporation into the National Police and awarding of rank to commissioners and superintendents coming from UNITA Military Forces, in accordance with existing vacancies.

b) The preparation and operational assignment of commissioners and superintendents coming from UNITA Military Forces.

ANNEX 3

TO THE COMPLEMENTARY MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING TO THE LUSAKA PROTOCOL FOR THE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES AND RESOLUTION OF REMAINING MILITARY ISSUES PENDING UNDER THE TERMS OF THE LUSAKA PROTOCOL

DOCUMENT RELATED TO THE INTEGRATION INTO THE NATIONAL POLICE OF GENERAL OFFICERS AND SENIOR OFFICERS COMING FROM UNITA MILITARY FORCES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXISTING VACANCIES

The delegation of the Angolan Armed Forces and the delegation of UNITA Military Forces to the military talks, agree on the following regarding the integration into the National Police of general officers and senior officers coming from UNITA Military Forces, in accordance with existing vacancies.

1. The designation of general officers and senior officers coming from UNITA Armed Forces to integrate the National Police is the responsibility of the High General Staff of UNITA Military Forces.

2. The incorporation into the National Police and awarding of rank to commissioners and superintendents is the responsibility of the General Command of the National Police, in accordance with the below list of National Police personnel.

LIST OF MILITARY PERSONNEL

DESIGNATION:
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER 3
1st SUPERINTENDENT 5
SUPERINTENDENT 14
ADMINISTRATOR 18
TOTAL 40

Implementation History

2002

Minimum Implementation

The Joint Military Commission spokesperson General Francisco Furtado announced that the integration of UNITA military forces into the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) and National Police would commence on 19 July 2002.1

  • 1. “Angola: UNITA Soldiers to be Integrated into Armed Forces, Police on 19 July,” BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, July 10, 2002.
2003

Full Implementation

The Angolan government reported that 40 UNITA generals were incorporated into positions within the National Police, fulfilling the requirements of the Luena and Lusaka Accords.2

  • 2. “Angola: 5,007 Ex-UNITA Soldiers Drafted Into National Army,” Africa News, June 19, 2003.
2004

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2006

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.