about it http://centruldedic.ro/wp-admin/includes/file.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“This is totally false, drugs ” said Police publicist, Judith Nabakooba on Tuesday in response to an article in Observer newspaper titled “Chinese firm takes over prime Police Land.”
“The land along Jinja Road, housing the Directorate of Logistics and Engineering is, and remains Police land. It is being prepared for installation of our garment factory. The land on Acacia Avenue, which has been housing the Counter Terrorism Headquarters is, and remains Police land. It is being prepared for construction of a Cancer Centre,” said Nabakooba.
She explained that the projects are being undertaken by the Uganda Police transparently and within the law, and that they are for the good of the Police personnel and their families.
She, however, admitted that as part of the efforts to find solution to the acute shortage of accommodation, since 2008, the “Uganda Police, has been involved in the process of acquiring accommodation using the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Strategy, with the technical support of Ministry of Finance.”
Nabakooba said the process is advanced, but is still ongoing, including negotiations with different private developers that have expressed interest in participating in the Police PPP housing project.
“We must stress that the process has been transparent, and within the framework, and with authority of existing law, especially, the PPDA Act. We only wait for the passing into law of the PPP Bill, now before Parliament.”
Police personnel’s living conditions remain poor with many sleeping in dilapidated structures.