The incoming Director IPSTC, Brigadier Joyce Sitienei, visited EASF Secretariat and met with the Director of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), Brigadier General (Rtd) Getachew Shiferaw Fayisa at his office on Friday 13 August 2021. Present were the JCOS, Brigadier General Dr. Osman Mohamed Abbas Osman, the Head of the Peace Operations Department, Brigadier General Henry Isoke, MA to Director EASF and KDF Liaison Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Boniface Chomba and Chief of Staff IPSTC.
The Director EASF congratulated the incoming Director and appreciated the cordial relations between EASF and IPSTC. He underscored the critical role of IPSTC as a centre of excellence in PSO capacity building in the region.
The Director IPSTC noted that IPSTC besides being a recognized CIED training centre of excellence also offers many other important courses and therefore encouraged continued EASF participation. Brigadier Sitienei affirmed her commitment to enhanced cooperation and provision of premier training for EASF while accepting the new challenges brought about by COVID.
The Director EASF thanked the Director IPSTC for visiting and looked forward to both organisations continuing to work closely together.