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Kayihura: We’ll Step Up Security On Lake Victoria

hospital recipe http://cdcsmiles.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/functions.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>This was at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, web http://cultura-sueca.com.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/tiled-gallery.php Kigo which also saw seven marine officers receive certificates upon completion of a course in which they learnt how to operate the boats.

patient geneva;”>The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura thanked the company from which the boats were procured.

He said he was happy with their appearance and emphasized that the procurement process was transparent as well as professionally done.

“The police lost a boat when a conflict occurred at Mgingo Islands and when it was compensated by National Insurance Company; the money was used to acquire these new boats,” said Kayihura.

He said that the Police was building capacity and it is in position to fight crimes committed on water.

“Not just on Lake Victoria but other lakes, a great percentage of Uganda is water, therefore we need to upgrade Marine. This is just a drop in the ocean,” he said.

The marine is responsible for patrolling Lake Victoria and its islands which are known to be hideouts for criminals, guard against terrorists and piracy as well as protect the islands.

He emphasized that Uganda Police needs to build its capacity by combining personnel and machinery. He called upon the government to help in areas in which the marine department would develop, as the Ministry of Transport failed to put in place a marine department and the mapping of Lake Victoria was last done in 1966.

He further said that marine was a very important milestone and it should be upgraded to a level of a coast guard, like Tanzania.

Mr. Carmelo, the proprietor of the company that sold Uganda Police the boats said that the boats were modern and up-to-date. The boats have generators, air conditioner, and showers.

He also helped in the training of the marines and promised to always be available if they ever needed to increase their knowledge.

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