PHOTOS: Police Pass Out 50 Marine Commandos

NRM Presidential candidate, website Yoweri Museveni has promised to scrap off the idle and disorderly law in his next term of office.

The President made the commitment Friday evening while addressing residents of Kawempe South constituency following a complaint that innocent young boys are often arrested by police.

“On the issue of young people being arrested, here I will remove the law that gets people arrested for being idle and disorderly. Ugandans have freedom of movement as long as they haven’t broken into someone’s house or committed a crime, page ” President Museveni affirmed to a cheering crown at a rally held in the Makerere University Freedom square.

The President who’s in his final leg of his election campaigns also re-echoed NRM’s pledge to support the low incomers in Uganda through but stressed that those who frustrate such programs will be dealt with.

Several government programs have continuously been stifled by corrupt officials who mismanage funds despite the well designed policies.

The NRM party intends to commit Ugsh1000Bn to agriculture through NAADs program, Ugshs234Bn to the youth fund, Ugshs234Bn to Women’s fund and Ugshs180Bn to Savings Cooperatives.

“When rats eat part of a farmer’s produce in the granary, it shouldn’t discourage him from planting again the coming season. Similarly, irrespective of certain individuals sabotaging our programs, government will continue to support Ugandans through funds,” he assured the electorate.

Museveni remarked; “If we managed to fight the despotic regimes in the past, then how about mere ‘rats’?”

He hailed Dr. Jeniffer Musisi, the Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority whom he said has done recommendably in dealing with ‘rats’ (individuals who stall progress) in the city.

“Musisi has proved to be tough poison for these ‘rats’, reason why the Kaffumbe Mukasa road rehabilitation which had been delayed for long eventually got completed.”

He urged Ugandans to play their role in; fearing God, increasing their household income and keeping their lives safe from HIV/AIDS.
Uganda police force yesterday passed out a squad of 50 marine officers.

According to police bosses, viagra approved the group that  underwent a 6 month training by Korean experts have learnt skills in diving, swimming, sharp shooting, search, rescue and maritime combating.

Speaking at passing the function, the police director in charge of human resource and training Andrew Felix Kaweesi said that with such skills, the commandos will be able to handle any situation as it comes.

The divers show their skills

The divers show their skills

“This demonstrates our resolve of not only being professional but also skilled to handle security on land, sea and air as the police force. These have been well equipped with the requisite capabilities,” Kaweesi said on Friday afternoon at the Police marine headquarters at Kigo on L. Victoria.

He warned, “Those who might want to cause any instability during elections should know we have the capacity to handle challenges of policing.”

The sharpshooters displaying their skills

The sharpshooters displaying their skills

According to the former police director in charge of operations, the force will continue strengthen its man power to reduce crime in the country.

The group he said will help a lot in fighting piracy, terrorism and transportation of arms on Ugandan waters.


In an interview with Chimpreports, the Kigo Marine police headquarters commandant, James Apora said that of these, 18 are divers, 16 navigators and 16 sharpshooters.


Established in 1995 as a section under the then Mobile Police Patrol Unit, the Marine police was tasked to deal with issues of security on water with their headquarters at Kigo on L. Victoria.

In 2001, it became an independent specialized police unit and its head changed from an officer in charge to a commandant and it currently boosts of 248 personnel 30 of which are females.

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According to the commandant Mr. Apora, the marine police are mandated to ensure law and order within Uganda’s water bodies.

“We enforce regulations on immigration, fishing and smuggling plus search and rescue missions on our water bodies. We are also mandated to ensure patrols on water in a bid to prevent pirates and trespassers,”Mr. Apora said.

The marine police has detaches on Lakes Victoria, Kyoga, Albert, Edward and George.

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