Crime & Investigation

PHOTOS: Kampala Police Officers to Get 7,000 Housing Units

Akol being welcomed by senior officers at Bwebajja on Tuesday

In a bid to improve the welfare of police officers, stuff Internal Affairs Ministry will fast-track the construction of decent housing facilities for police officers throughout the country with the program starting in Kampala.

This was revealed by the Internal Affairs Minister Rose Akol on Tuesday evening while passing out over 80 officers at the Bwebajja based Police Senior Command and Staff College.

“We are focused on addressing the accommodation challenge that police officers throughout the country face. We are to start with over 7, order 000 housing units for officers in the Kampala Metropolitan area, thumb ” Akol said.

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Police officers at the function

Police officers at the function

“I pledge to ensure improvement in the welfare of police officers and I will give all the necessary support needed to see this program starts.”

While appearing before parliament recently, the police Under Secretary Rogers Muhiirwa told the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee that the force intends to build over 9,500 housing units under a Public Private Partnership with 2,500 units to be constructed in the next 5 years at a cost of Shs100bn.

The Internal Affairs Minister applauded the police council for ensuring officers undergo continuous training courses which help officers acquire skills needed for their day to day work.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola said the success of Ugandan police officers on foreign missions like Somalia, Liberia and South Sudan has increased the demand for more officers.

Akol poses for a group photograph with passed-out cops

Akol (C) poses for a group photograph with passed-out cops

He noted that this calls for continuous training of officers in a bid to meet the required standards.

According to the Senior Command and Staff College Moses Kafeero, the 89 senior officers graduated in leadership and command skills.

The group who underwent a 6 months training also included prison officers.


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