Traffic cop awarded food, reflector jacket for diligent service

Traffic cop awarded food, reflector jacket for diligent service
James Gai Machar (in police uniform) receives certificate of appreciations from Rotary Club of Juba, Airport. [Alex Bullen, The City Review]

A traffic police officer in Juba over the weekend received surprise gift for diligent service to the public.

James Gai Machar was recognised by the Rotary Club of Juba Airport for exemplary policing duties, Saturday.

The Club President, Harriet Jumi, described Gai as an honest, intelligent, and innovative officer.

‘‘This officer carries out his obligations exactly as prescribed. He never gets into quarrels with anyone, unlike some of them,” Jumi said.

“You always see him well-dressed and hard at work every time you walk by, come rain or shine. “

Ms Jumi urged Gai to keep up the good work and ensure that other traffic police officers emulate him.

“We thought that this would be a great opportunity to show him an appreciation for what he is doing for his community.” Of course, it takes someone who is very diligent and committed to doing his work in such a manner.”

Brig. Samuel Madhiar, a police representative, said the approval was fantastic and would inspire many police officers to be like him.

“We are happy today to see one of our officers recognised for good work to the public; it is always nice to be recognised by the community,’’ said Madhiar.

He added: ‘‘I can only say thank you for raising the name of traffic officers for doing the right thing.”

“What I can say is that if you keep up the excellent work and encourage others to do the same, you will get respect, and respect will bring you a lot of wonderful things in the future,” Brig. Madhiar added.

Machar thanked the club for appreciating his contribution to controlling the traffic flow.

“It is a really great thing for me. Being recognized means a lot. I know that it is not only me doing a better job, but I feel excited for this opportunity to come my way. Thank you, thank you for the things that you people have given to me. “

Machar was handed a shield, a brown envelope that possibly contained some cash, food items, reflector jackets and a certificate of appreciation.

He promised to do what the law mandated him to do as traffic police and urged his colleagues to be professional.