The Directorate of Traffic in the Uganda Police Force has revealed that it is set to undertake all its inspectors of vehicles countrywide through refresher courses.
According to police, the strategy is aimed at improving on effective service delivery through human resource training and development.
Police also noted that a total of 28 Inspectorates Of Vehicles (I.O.Vs) last week went through a three day refresher course at Police headquarters, Naguru.
Police said the training and short courses of its officers is also aimed at refreshing and improving their attitude towards service delivery to the public.
The just concluded training ran under the theme “Role of an Inspectorate of Vehicle in Road Safety.”
Speaking at the police headquarters on Monday, Deputy Director Traffic and Road Safety, Bazil Mugisha highlighted the need for refresher courses for officers and urged the inspectorates to ensure all drivers undergo thorough testing before driving on the roads.
The director reminded officers of their role of inspecting vehicles and learner drivers in the country.
“After identifying gaps, we’re organizing these training for the inspectorate of vehicles to realign their commitment to making an evaluation of field performance and relationship with the public.”
According to Police, human resource development is a critical factor in any organization, therefore there’s need for a basic orientation training of all inspectorates of vehicles across the country.
The Inspectorates of vehicles are mandated by the Police Act to inspect vehicles and identify those in dangerous mechanical conditions.
They are also mandated to test driver’s competence before acquiring driving permits.
Police also pointed out that by training inspectors, it will help reduce on road accidents.