Within only three days, 10,000 displaced young Ezidis have registered for employment by the Iraqi Federal Government as police personnel within the framework of the Shingal agreement.
The Shingal agreement between the Federal and the Kurdistan Regional governments stipulates that the Federal Police, Intelligence Agency and National Security Apparatus with cooperation with Kurdistan Regional Government Security Forces, will be put in charge of the security of the district. And that 2500 security personnel to be recruited from people of Shingal: 1000 from the current residents of Shingal, and 1500 from IDPs.
Starting from 20 October, the Shingal administration that is currently in Duhok, has started accepting registration forms. So far, 10,000 forms have been submitted. The registration period is one week.
I don’t have any job, that’s why being recruited as a policeman is the best work for me
35-year-old Qaso Saleem, an IDP at the Bérsiv Camp in Duhok, told KirkukNow: “I don’t have any job, that’s why being recruited as a policeman is the best work for me.”
Registration committees have been formed at the camps to collect applications.
Those applying to recruitment must be: between 18 and 35 years old; Iraqi national and hailing from Shingal; in possession of elementary school diploma; not having a criminal record. In addition, they must pass the medical and physical capability examinations.
Naif Saido, the Sinuné commissioner (whose office is currently in Duhok), told KirkukNow: “A special committee has been placed by the Kurdistan Regional Government at each camp in Duhok province to receive registration applications. The registration period is one week. 10,000 persons have so far filled out a form. We expect the number to double at the end [of the registration period].”
A special committee has been placed by the Kurdistan Regional Government at each camp in Duhok province to receive registration applications
Beyond signing the agreement, the Federal Government has not yet taken any definitive steps for the recruitment process, says Ali Omar Ga’bo, a deputy of Nineveh governor for displacement affairs.
“I have contacted Mahma Khaleel, the mayor of Shingal in Duhok. He said that the interior minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government has requested them to start application registrations, so that the list of names is ready when the agreement is implemented.”