President Yoweri Museveni on Monday attended the close of the Uganda Police Week at Kololo Grounds.
Speaking at the function, Museveni said he was happy with the execution of the initiative, the first of its kind in the history of the country.
“I am particularly impressed with the commitment and enthusiasm of the wanainchi, helping the police at the grassroots.”
He proposed that such wanainchi be accommodated in the recruitment programme of police.
“Of course they have to be qualified,” he quickly clarified.
He said the rest can organise themselves into saccos and benefit from a capital grant from government.
On the issue of improving policing efforts, the president said government was in the process of kick starting more interventions.
He said the technology used for the national ID registration can be used to register all Ugandans “so that we have all the fingerprints in a database”.
He explained that eventually, the government will expand to DNA storage technologies alongside a more enhanced forensics department of police.
“I congratulate the Uganda Police on this day and encourage all Ugandans to embrace the community policing initiative.”