Last Updated on: 15th November 2021, 04:37 pm
By Robert Edwomu
Soroti—15, November 2021: The Uganda Police Force (UPF) has commissioned a shs1.7 billion building for their East Kyoga Regional Offices.
The one floor house will accommodate over 30 different departments in the UPF’s East Kyoga.
ASP Habone Charles is the project engineer who said the structure is the “first in the country across the region,” adding, “It’s aimed at improving the services of police to the people.”
Habone added that the police engineering department constructed the structure seated on a-2-acre piece of land.
The building (project) was completed in nine-and-half months using government funds to the force, he told TND News.
The police engineering department has also constructed “division offices” in the districts of Bukedea, Serere, Kalaki, Butaleja, Manafwa, Sironko, Tororo, among others.
Joshua Edogu is the Soroti City Mayor. He asked government to support police with mobility especially in the City because of the “struggling equipment in the force.”
“During the Minister of Ethics and Integrity’s regional visit police failed to offer escort because the car tyres was worn out and the pickup vehicle couldn’t move,” he remembered.
Teddy Acam is the NRM mobilizer. She commended the Office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and warned the police to use the offices properly.
She challenged the police to distinguish their offices from being attributed to drivers of corruption as it’s in other places.
Andrew Sorowen who represented Martin Okoth Ochola, the IGP tasked the officers to provide free services to the people.
He further cautioned officers to avoid engaging in corruption, an incident he said ruin the institution of Police.
Sorowen also commissioned the East Kyoga Regional Motor Maintenance Center that will serve East and North Kyoga regions.
Patrick Okumu, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Soroti asked the general public to coordinate with police to combat crime.
Okumu also complained over the challenge of police transport, saying in the whole of Soroti City and Soroti district, there is only one 999 pickup vehicle.
The East Kyoga Region human resource stands at 1,177 personnel with women making up 241. They deployed the female across departments in the region.