Uganda Police this week launched “Police Week” at their headquarters in Naguru, Kampala.
Moses Omujugujugu, the official National spokesperson, PRO of National Crime Preventers, says the event started on a key note with crime preventers joining in the exercise.
Uganda Police spokesperson, AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, gave a brief background of the Police week, which is running under the theme “Monitoring, Evaluation, Rectification, and Building the Uganda Police Force”.
In his speech, assistant inspector general of police (AIGP) Fred Yiga, said IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura has always dreamt of a housing project in Police—calling it a dream come true.
“And there is a lot of Enthusiasm among the public,” Yiga noted.
Indeed when he took to the podium, Kayihura called the police housing project “my baby”, saying he had to oversee it.
“I want to request the Engineering and logistics directorate to ensure they account for every penny to be spent on this project,” Kayihura said.
He revealed that Hima cement would provide all the required cement.
He told the Chief Guest, the State Minister for Internal Affairs Hon Obiga Mario Kania, that Crime Preventers were revolutionaries because “they are helping us to make blocks, I must really applaud them”.
According to him, the problem of Uganda is not resources but attitude.
He thanked the President of Uganda for facilitating the Police especially in the transport sector.
The Minister, in turn, thanked Kayihura for the tremendous job done in transforming police.
The Minister also said Police has persisted to serve Uganda irrespective of assaults from a few individuals.
He also said a well developed police force is a sign of Steady Progress.
“Who are you to concentrate on the small mistakes made by Police as if you yourself you are an Angel?” minister Kania wondered.
“I’m a Catholic, if a Catholic kills, it doesn’t mean all Catholics are killers. The Catholic as a concept is very good.”
He asked the Public to have confidence in Police and thanked Kayihura for introducing the concept of crime preventers—the best concept in curbing down crimes.