DP Collecting Food Aid For “Starving Police Families”

sale geneva; font-size: small;”>Addressing the press on Tuesday in Kampala, thumb DP president, Norbert Mao said, “Besides the police brutality against several politicians in the country, the families of these officers don’t deserve to suffer because they are all Ugandans.”

Mao further said, the party which recently collected clothes for the people of Kasese district who had been rendered homeless due to the floods, would not look on idly as families of police officers cry of starvation.

“It is clearly understood that police officers have taken long without receiving their pay due to the funds spent on purchasing weapons and teargas to fire at politicians and other citizens of this country,” said Mao.

He added: “I have learnt that if a police officer is transferred from Kampala to the other parts of this country, the wife ceases to receive food from Kampala station. Instead she is supposed to first register at the district of transfer so as to receive food.”

Police said in a statement early this week that salary arrears would be paid before the end of this month. However, most cops are struggling to keep their families supplied with basic essentials.

Mao noted that all Ugandans with goodwill should bring foodstuffs “to the party headquarters as a way of expressing their sympathy to the starving families of police officers.”

Meanwhile in the NRM caucus meeting held on Monday at State House, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the Ministry of Public Service to immediately effect payments of all civil servants whose payment has been long overdue.


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