We wish to dismiss the highly speculative report that appeared in a section of the media yesterday, insinuating that there were “serious misunderstandings” between the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Director Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID), AIGP Grace Akullo.
The Police would like to inform the public that the story is false and wants to correct it as follows;
First and foremost, the IGP is the overall command and control of the force, mandated to perform his duties in accordance with the laws of Uganda.
He is aided by a deputy IGP and directors at the rank of AIGP’s, who all report directly to him in a robust strategic set up that has enabled the executive management team perform at very high standards.
Secondly, all directors are assigned delegated roles by the IGP. In this specific regard, the Director CIID directs and supervises all criminal investigations and routinely briefs the IGP within the framework of laid out policies and procedures, and in close coordination with the Director of Public Prosecutions.
She has highly impressed management with her achievements in busting crime especially while dealing with corruption and other violent crimes.
Thirdly, the IGP is a leader at all fronts, who has continuously empowered his managers to policing their directorates.
Together, they have successfully accomplished exceptionally challenging tasks in several police-led operations against terrorism and other violent crimes in the Rwenzori and Busoga regions.
The Director CIID has in all these operations worked comfortably with the IGP, and effectively supported the operations against organized criminal gangs with a good success rate.
The operations are still ongoing unabated, to significantly disrupt further activities of the criminal gangs.
Although, some criminally and evil minded elements want to use their malicious creations to downplay our achievements and bring disrepute to the force’s improving image through the media, we would like to alert the public and the media to desist from giving platforms to them.
We have no doubt that further gains will be made through the timely and effective transmission of investigative and intelligence products of the CIID to operational units in a more proactive manner.
The Police will meanwhile continue working closely with the media, and further appeals to all media managers to provide the public with information in a more honest, constructive and unbiased manner.
CP Fred Enanga
Press and Public Relations Officer