The Uganda Police Force has Thursday 13, passed out 20 UPDF Military Police soldiers who have completed a course in defensive driving and riding.
The course was conducted by Police instructors and the pass out was held at the Kololo Ceremonial grounds.
According to Police, this training was aimed at enhancing the driving standards and attitude of the military police drivers.
Defensive driving is an advanced level of driving after one has excelled on the basics.
Speaking at the event, AIGP Godfrey Golooba, the Director of Human Resource Development congratulated the course participants and informed them about the task ahead of them.
Golooba highlighted the risks and challenges on Ugandan roads to the graduands and advised them to handle with care the equipment that they will be entrusted with since it costs the government a lot of money.
He further urged them to be disciplined and not drink and drive because they will not only risk causing accidents but also losing their lives.
The Commandant Military Police Col. Keith Katungi congratulated the course participants and also thanked the two Forces top management (Uganda Police Force and Uganda people’s Defence Force) for strategic thinking and foresight to embrace the heart of joint training.
The Head of Police Driving School, SSP Kamya Ronald (Eng.) was grateful for the forces coming up with training.
“We are grateful to the management of Military Police for having trusted us to be part of this training programme to train their personnel,” he said.