Gratitude as Traffic Police “Becomes Cleaner”

The head of police’s Traffic Directorate Dr Steven Kasiima, this has expressed pleasure and satisfaction that his force has lately been showing many signs of “cleanliness.”

Because of a lot of hard work, visit web Dr Kasiima said yesterday that the big number of bad elements and acts in traffic police has drastically declined.

The Police Force especially the traffic segment has for consecutive years been ranked the most corrupt of all government departments.

In 2014 as the police force marked its 100th anniversary, President Museveni described traffic police officers and “Satan’s agents in angel’s (white) clothing.”

The Department has also come under a lot of scrutiny following a recent spike in road carnage for a better part of this year.

The traffic police boss Kasiima however said yesterday that owing to the extra working hours they have put in, and the introduction of the Operation Fika Salaama, things were looking more promising for them.

“I was coming from Seeta recently at around 11pm and I was surprised to see traffic officers still on the road doing their work,” he said.

Kasiima was speaking to reporters Kiira division headquarters where the Uganda Revenue Authority and Huawei were giving gift hampers to the most hard working traffic officers, appreciating their work.

Best performing traffic officers were rewarded by URA and Huawei
Best performing traffic officers were rewarded by URA and Huawei

“I urge you to continue working hard so that you do not disappoint the people that have recognized your work; remain disciplined and above all remain smart,” he said.

He noted that for last two months traffic police has done a tremendous job of reducing road accidents even with the narrow roads, and that the bribery on the road is also visibly declining.

“I caution you all in this festival season to follow and enforce traffic laws to the dot. The public too should be on the lookout for over speeding drivers. You can get out your phone and take a photo or a video send it to us and we punish them, I am glad people are doing it of late”.

The best performing officers were rewarded with sugar, flour, washing soap, basins and others.


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