Police Centenary Celebrations Pick Pace In Kampala

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has warned sacked Prime Minister, about it Amama Mbabazi advising him to prepare explanations for all the misappropriation and abuses of office that marred his term when still Prime Minister.

“I stand to warn Mbabazi that every issue that was buried is bound to be uncovered since he has been sacked from his position, ” the party president Norbert Mao told the press at City House in Kampala during a weekly press briefing.

Mao sighted issues such as the Temangalo Scandal of 2008 which saw Mbabazi by then Security Minister and business man, sick Amos Nzeyi sell ‘411.44 acres’ of land to NSSF at an inflated cost of Shs 11.2 billion.

He noted that not leaving out the CHOGM scandal of 2007 which saw government lose a tune of Shs 6bn and the PRDP funds which left the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) named the worst corrupt office ever leading to aid cut by donors.

Mao however added that it’s upon Mbabazi to decide whether he remains in the NRM or join the opposition but warned the public against thinking that whoever falls apart with Museveni and the NRM is the best opposition member that can deliver change in the country.

He also blamed the ruling NRM for crippling internal democracy through the Kyankwanzi resolution which bars other party leaders from contesting against president Museveni in the forth coming elections.

“This explains why Mbabazi, who showed  interest in standing against him, finally being sacked; in NRM, you can do anything evil and be left free as long as you don’t portray interest in the presidency seat,” Mao said.


The preparatory events leading to the October 3 Centenary Celebrations for the Uganda Police Force picked pace today in Kampala.

 The grand event will be held at the Kololo Independent grounds, order under the theme “From Colonial Policing to community policing: a century of challenges achievements and transformation”

Led by Deputy RCC Kampala Allan Kajik, seek police officers together with crime preventers and other stakeholders today cleaned up Nakasero market as one of the ways of improving on police‘s image in the public.

Officers Ruhweza and Nganizi exchange the Centenary Torch

Officers Ruhweza and Nganizi exchange the Centenary Torch

The event kicked off at Watoto church where Wandegeya DPC Julius Caesar Tusingwiire exchanged the Ceremonial Centenary Torch with RPC Kampala North Wesley Nganizi, RPC Kampala South James Ruhweza, Deputy RCC
Kampala and the RCC who later handed it over to DPC CPS Henry

The downtown market Chairman Mr Alan Rwamagana was also handed the torch by CPS Police Commander James Ruhweza, who asked workers at the market to work together with police in crime prevention.

Officers Walk the Torch along Kampala Road

Officers Walk the Torch along Kampala Road

“Our aim even as we clean up this place is to ensure that police is brought as closer as possible to the common person,” he said.

Ruhweza further called upon all Ugandans to come in large numbers at Kololo airstrip for the police’s centenary celebrations.

In return, Allan Rwamagana, chairman of the Nakasero market hailed police for not only maintaining stability but also working hard to improve sanitation in communities.


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