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Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command, Police Force Maritime Receive New Communications System
Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt officially handed over the recently installed Maritime VHF Communications System to Dr. Emanuel Nchimbi, Minister of Home Affairs, at an event held at the Tanzania Police Force (TPF) Maritime Operation Center.
Tanzania Police Force dancers perform traditional dances during the inauguration event of the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
6 photos: Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command, Police Force Maritime Receive New Communications System
Photo 1 of 6: Tanzania Police Force dancers perform traditional dances during the inauguration event of the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command’s Counternarcotics Project Officer, Norman Kukona, receives a certificate of appreciation and a Tanzania Police Force badge from the Inspector General of Police Said Ally Mwema during the inauguration event of the handover of a VHF Communications System August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
6 photos: Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command, Police Force Maritime Receive New Communications System
Photo 2 of 6: U.S. Africa Command’s Counternarcotics Project Officer, Norman Kukona, receives a certificate of appreciation and a Tanzania Police Force badge from the Inspector General of Police Said Ally Mwema during the inauguration event of the handover of a VHF Communications System August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command, Tanzania Police Force, and Tanzania People's Defense Force’s design, installation, and testing team members pose for a group photo in front of the inauguration plaque during the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
6 photos: Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command, Police Force Maritime Receive New Communications System
Photo 3 of 6: U.S. Africa Command, Tanzania Police Force, and Tanzania People's Defense Force’s design, installation, and testing team members pose for a group photo in front of the inauguration plaque during the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command’s Chief of Counternarcotics, CAPT Edward St. Pierre, presents certificates of achievement and AFRICOM Counternarcotics Coins to Senior Superintendent of Police, Protas Muyatoba, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Christopher Mganga, and Major Selestine Chiee for their extraordinary support to the project during a ceremony in Tanzania, August 30, 2013.
6 photos: Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command, Police Force Maritime Receive New Communications System
Photo 4 of 6: U.S. Africa Command’s Chief of Counternarcotics, CAPT Edward St. Pierre, presents certificates of achievement and AFRICOM Counternarcotics Coins to Senior Superintendent of Police, Protas Muyatoba, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Christopher Mganga, and Major Selestine Chiee for their extraordinary support to the project during a ceremony in Tanzania, August 30, 2013. Download full-resolution version
United States Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso Lenhardt and the Tanzania
Minister of Home Affairs Emmanuel Nchimbi congratulate each other for a successful event of the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
6 photos: Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command, Police Force Maritime Receive New Communications System
Photo 5 of 6: United States Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso Lenhardt and the Tanzania Minister of Home Affairs Emmanuel Nchimbi congratulate each other for a successful event of the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Download full-resolution version
Representatives of Tanzania and United States watch the inauguration event of the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.   
In the picture from left to right: 
Tanzania People's Defense Force - Naval Command - Naval Squadron Commander 

Tanzania Police Force - Inspector General of Police Said Ally Mwema

Tanzania Minister of Home Affairs - Emmanuel Nchimbi

United States Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso Lenhardt

AFRICOM Chief of Counternarcotics, USCG Captain Edward St. Pierre

Tanzania Police Force - Police Marine Commandant, Assistant Commissioner of Police
6 photos: Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command, Police Force Maritime Receive New Communications System
Photo 6 of 6: Representatives of Tanzania and United States watch the inauguration event of the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In the picture from left to right: Tanzania People's Defense Force - Naval Command - Naval Squadron Commander Tanzania Police Force - Inspector General of Police Said Ally Mwema Tanzania Minister of Home Affairs - Emmanuel Nchimbi United States Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso Lenhardt AFRICOM Chief of Counternarcotics, USCG Captain Edward St. Pierre Tanzania Police Force - Police Marine Commandant, Assistant Commissioner of Police Download full-resolution version
Tanzania Police Force dancers perform traditional dances during the inauguration event of the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
U.S. Africa Command’s Counternarcotics Project Officer, Norman Kukona, receives a certificate of appreciation and a Tanzania Police Force badge from the Inspector General of Police Said Ally Mwema during the inauguration event of the handover of a VHF Communications System August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
U.S. Africa Command, Tanzania Police Force, and Tanzania People's Defense Force’s design, installation, and testing team members pose for a group photo in front of the inauguration plaque during the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
U.S. Africa Command’s Chief of Counternarcotics, CAPT Edward St. Pierre, presents certificates of achievement and AFRICOM Counternarcotics Coins to Senior Superintendent of Police, Protas Muyatoba, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Christopher Mganga, and Major Selestine Chiee for their extraordinary support to the project during a ceremony in Tanzania, August 30, 2013.
United States Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso Lenhardt and the Tanzania
Minister of Home Affairs Emmanuel Nchimbi congratulate each other for a successful event of the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Representatives of Tanzania and United States watch the inauguration event of the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command August 30, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.   
In the picture from left to right: 
Tanzania People's Defense Force - Naval Command - Naval Squadron Commander 

Tanzania Police Force - Inspector General of Police Said Ally Mwema

Tanzania Minister of Home Affairs - Emmanuel Nchimbi

United States Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso Lenhardt

AFRICOM Chief of Counternarcotics, USCG Captain Edward St. Pierre

Tanzania Police Force - Police Marine Commandant, Assistant Commissioner of Police

The United States, represented by the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, Alfonso E. Lenhardt, and U.S. Africa Command representatives, marked the handover of a VHF Communications System presented to the Tanzanian Police Force Maritime and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force Naval Command during a recent ceremony held at the Tanzanian Naval and Maritime Operations Headquarters, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

The Communications System, worth $1 million, includes repeaters and 16 base stations deployed to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Mwanza, Kigoma, Tanga, and Mtwara, as well as 182 handheld radios that are capable of encrypted digital end unsecure analog communications. 

The event was also attended by Acting Inspector General Clodwig Mtweve, Commissioner of Police Administration and Resource Management; Colonel Richard Makanzo, Naval Squadron Commandant; Captain Edward St. Pierre, United States Coast Guard, Director, United States AFRICOM, Counter-Narcotics and Law Enforcement Division; Mr. Brian Curley, Deputy Special Agent in Charge, Navy Criminal Investigations Command, Middle East Field Office-Bahrain.

According to Ambassador Lenhardt, “this effort has laid the groundwork for a regional communications network that enhances the capabilities of Tanzanian counter-narcotics units and other regional partners.

"Together with our partners here in East Africa, the United States believes this investment will yield significant progress on our shared long-term security goals for the region, and will enhance the Government of Tanzania's ability to combat illicit narcotics trafficking and other transnational crime."

The opportunity to hand over the Communications System is the result of over eighteen months of planning, and represents the fulfillment of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Tanzanian Police Force, the Tanzania People's Defense Force, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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