The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura has appealed to police officers to avoid getting desperate for riches as it forces some of them into acquiring heavy loans which may not be easy for them to pay.
“Don’t panic to get riches and rush to get loans that you won’t afford. Embrace the idea of SACCOs not Microfinance. I am not against you getting rich but do it in a proper manner. Seek the kingdom of service, then everything will be in your direction,” Kayihura advised.
Kayihura was yesterday lecturing Police officers on ideological orientation, during the weekly Baraza in which he met officers from Kampala Metropolitan South.
The function was held at Kigo Police Marine base.
The IGP also told police officers to dedicate themselves to self-service since they were not forced to serve.
“Consciousness requires us to serve. We were not forced to serve. Learn the lessons of your history which built our strength. Serving the country is not selfless. Have a vision that is enlightened so as to build a force that is reliable and professional using the capacity we have,” Kayihura advised.
He further revealed that he is going to put up a lot of investment in political education and called on officers to embrace the idea of weekly meetings.
“Our main aim is to form a formidable team as one so as to solve issues collectively. I have realized that there is no comradeship. So, Commanders should show care, know the problems of people you are commanding and let them have that feeling that Police cares. That will help in easy policing,” he said.
Kayihura noted that to build the foundation for the future, Police has to solve the fundamental problems of instability that the country inherited.
He thus encouraged officers to work hard through ensuring peace and stability, saying that once that is done, the country shall have modern economy that will guarantee salary increment.