Uganda Police’s Directorate of Interpol has announced changes in the look its certificate of good conduct.
The certificate is always issued to individuals moving out of the country as a prerequisite of security clearance especially to those seeking employment abroad.
Others issued with a certificate of good conduct are individuals seeking employment with companies and NGOs.
Police says that new move is aimed at limiting the rate at which the very important certificate had been forged especially by wrong individuals.
The new look of the certificate has a number of unique features including a bar code that make it easy to differentiate it from a forged one.
In the statement, the Interpol directorate spokesperson SP. Vincent Ssekate said that the earlier certificate had easily been forged by people, which prompted the force to revise it.
Ssekate also revealed that the issuance of the new certificate started in May 30th this year.
According to the directorate publicist, the certificate will be issued by Interpol Uganda and signed only by the Director of Interpol Dr.Fred Yiga unlike the old one which could be signed by any police officer.
Issuance of the certificate is a one of the avenues through which the police force collects revenue.
Meanwhile, the police directorate has maintained the cost of certificate Uganda shillings 64,000.
Ssekate disclosed that in the year 2017, Police collected 2.2 billion shillings from Ugandans who obtained genuine certificates from Interpol directorate.
“Now that it has been changed, Uganda Police expects an increase in such revenue, as already 1,244,104,000/ has been collected in the first five months of the year.” said Sekate