The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has accepted to release funds to the Uganda Police Force to help them in their work that had been crippled since the 2016 general elections.
The police force has since the February 18 polls had difficulties in running their day to day work. They have since been cut off water supply by National Water and Sewerage Corporation and suffered fuel shortage.
On Wednesday morning, approved http://codesiconsulting.com/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/menu/wpml-language-filter-bar.class.php Kadaga made a visit to the police headquarters to see the various ventures the police are engaged in as part of parliament’s efforts to demand for accountability before releasing any funds to them.
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The speaker said she was amazed by what she had seen at the police headquarters in terms of accountability saying it was a good gesture.
“In the past financial years, we sent them money to buy some equipment and I am happy with what they have told me and the progress I have seen. We shall see where to put emphasis this financial year and also give them money to install the equipment.”
Kadaga who toured the police housing unit construction project which is ongoing, said she was happy that the force using little money can be able to improve the welfare of their staff.
She said the housing project was a good idea that would also help to impart skills into a number of people.
On a regional forensics laboratory that is soon to be constructed at Naguru by the police force, Kadaga said she ensure funds to have the equipment fixed be given to the police force.
Earlier, the Inspector General of Police, Gen.Kale Kayihura had said that using small resources, the force had been able to start the construction of housing units for their officers.
“We have shown that we can solve the housing problem and other problems without necessarily having to beg from other people,” Gen. Kayihura said.
The police force has for the last months been grappling with funds , a condition that forced them to start begging for fuel as the crisis hit them hard.
This website has since learnt that Parliament refused to release funds for the force due to problems of accountability.
Gen. Kayihura was in October quoted by Daily Monitor urging District Police Commanders to devise means of getting extra fuel and fee maintenance to ease their work.
“DPCs should mobilize for fuel and maintenance of cars because our funds are not enough so as to reduce on crime rates,” the police boss was quoted by Daily Monitor at the Uganda Christian University while launching physical fitness day for police and crime preventers in Mukono.
Water supply to various police barracks around the country was early this week cut off by National Water and Sewerage Corporation over non -payment of bills by the force, prompting wives and children of police officers to resort to the nearby well to fetch water.