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Outgoing IGP Okoth Ochola’s speech at handover 

(Last Updated On: 4 March 2024)

Kampala | “I had a great team of Police Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) members that I have chaired for the past six years. Indeed, they have been great in fulfilling the assignments accorded to them by the Police Council. 

“To the committee heads, you were wonderful and gave your best. I appreciate you all,” Martin Okot Ochola said on Monday, as he said goodbye to his junior police officers, and the country.

Read his full speech below: 

“Anchoring on teamwork, support and guidance from the President and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, we were able to register numerous achievements in policing as well as creating a general atmosphere of calmness, togetherness and a sense of belonging we are witnessing today.

“The numerous achievements spelt out in my handover report and by the various Directorates, were made possible working with a wonderful team and dedicated officers, across all ranks, who gave their best in ensuring that the Institution succeeded in fulfilling its constitutional mandate.

“Prior to this occasion, on 3rd January 2024, I wrote to the Honorable Minister of Internal Affairs/Chairman Police Authority requesting to conclude my tour of duty due to personal and domestic issues that require my personal attention.

“Today, I am delighted to be standing before you on this day to give my stewardship report and handover leadership of this great Institution to the new Inspector General of Police.”

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