Uganda Police Roots For Tough Fight Against Corruption

The Uganda police force in a bid to revamp its image has intensified on rectification campaigns aimed at sensitizing police officers about their responsibilities as they serve the public.

According to the law enforcement body, the internal campaign is also geared to promote and observe human rights, especially by its officers at the regional command level.

In the ongoing campaign conducted by Directorate of Political Commiserate, police officers are being lectured on how to perform their duties while observing and protecting human rights.

Addressing officers on Wednesday in Mitooma and the great Bushenyi region, AIGP Asan Kasingye urged them to always mark out their responsibilities for effective service delivery to the public.

Kasingye told regional police commanders and DPCs to be human resource managers of their juniors.

“A human resource manager should be able to ensure that each and every officer knows his or her duty, I have left instructions here that the DPC must provide in writing to the officers concerning their schedule of duties so that they know what they are supposed to do,” he said.

According to Kasingye, when officers know their work responsibilities, it will help police in making and conducting periodic evaluation of its personnel hence improving capabilities.

Mr Kasingye also told officers to strive and improve the relationship between the police force and the public saying that “it will help redeem the force’s image”


Kasingye added that “We are not going to tolerate any corruption tendencies in the Uganda police as we try to bring the community closer to police.”

However,  Kasingye also urged officers to have team work, adding that there is no way they can deliver services without working together.

The rectification campaigns were initiated by the Directorate of Political Commiserate and will cover all districts in the country.

Authorities said that the campaign is aimed at bridging a relationship between low and high ranking officers through identifying and solving their internal challenges.

The rectification campaigns have since covered seven regions including Rwizi, Aswa, Sezibwa, North and East Kyoga and Great Bushenyi.

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