Illiteracy Hampering Community Policing, Says Police

Regional Police Commander, Paul Nkore speaking at the launch

President Museveni’s  official visit to Beijing this week has yielded more positive  results Li Dafeng, this web Huawei’s Senior Vice President during a meet offering to extend business trajectory and future development prospects in Uganda.

At the meeting, Huawei announced that it will launch its “Seeds for the Future” program in Uganda with the aim of developing young local ICT talent.

“Huawei is a leading global ICT company, and we appreciate your contributions to improving ICT development and bridging the digital divide in Uganda,” said President Yoweri Museveni.

“Looking forward, I hope that Huawei will continue investing in cultivating more local ICT talent, especially with the launch of the “Seeds for the Future” program, to contribute to the long-term development and construction of the ICT industry in Uganda.”

As part of the “Seeds for the Future” program, ten Ugandan students will be sent to Huawei’s Headquarters in Shenzhen, China, to learn about the latest ICT technologies. In addition, Huawei will also donate 40 desktop computers to the students in the Karamoja district of Uganda.

Mr. Li Dafeng, Huawei Senior Vice President, said, “Huawei is honored to play such an important role in helping Uganda build and enhance its ICT infrastructure. We are excited to share our best practices and success stories from our global network in providing leading innovative technologies and solutions for our existing customers and partners.

Huawei began its operations in Uganda in 2001 and currently employs over 100 employees.

The recently launched Community Policing drive across the country is being negatively impacted by the widespread illiteracy within the communities.

The observation was made by Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Commander, troche Paul Nkore.

Nkore was yesterday speaking at the launch of the door to door community policing in greater Bushenyi region at an event held in Ishaka town.

Nkore said that community policing which involves bridging the gap between police and members of the public has not been realized because most of the nationals do not comprehend the provisions of the country’s written constitution and other laws.

If translated into other local languages, he said, a big portion of the population would find it easy to interpreted and understand the law thus making it easy, and that would make police’s work a lot easier.

Mr. Nkore added that books like the Bible have been translated for easy interpretation by local people and the same thing could be applied to the Constitution.

He asked government to include the constitution in the education curriculum so that learners get to understand it from the elementary level.

The RPC also noted that community policing had been compacted by the small number of police officers across the country, compared to the rapidly growing population.

At the event, the head of community policing in Greater Bushenyi region, Mr. Musasizi John Bosco said that police had employed the door to door community policing where police officers will be moving from police stations and posts to churches, mosques and people’s homes to teach people on how to keep law and



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