BY UGANDA VANGURD
NAGURU – Uganda Police Force has applauded the appointment on four Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) officers to the force analysts say is to clean up the custodians of the law.
Last week President Yoweri Museveni appointed senior army officers to head police departments.
Brig Jackson Bakasumba who has been overseeing the training of Ugandan soldiers in Somalia was appointed chief of joint staff while Brig Godfrey Galooba is now the director human resource development and training.
Col Jese Kamunanwire is the director of human resource administration replacing Moses Balimwoyo who has been transferred as director interpol and international relations.
Col Ddamulira Sserunjogi has been appointed director of criminal intelligence replacing Chombe Amur.
Speaking about the appointment of the above, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga says the seconded officers will help improve the quality of policing both within the police staff and the public.
Before sacking the former Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kyehura, the President said the police had been infiltrated by wrong elements he described as ‘kawukuumi.’
In September 2018, the Inspectorate of Government (IG) directed police to streamline the recruitment and promotion of police officers. According to a letter to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs dated September 10th, 2018, seen by the Uganda Vanguard, the PS was told to put his house to order.
The 2016 promotion of 496 police officers legally done by President Museveni were announced by Kayihura. Five officers were elevated to assistant inspector general of police (AIGP), the third- highest rank. Others rose to senior commissioner of police (SCP; 19), commissioner (CP; 13), assistant commissioner (ACP; 30), senior superintendent (SSP; 52) and superintendent (SP; 65).
The new officers deployed in police are expected to clean up the force with the irregular recruitment, promotions and rampat murders common in Kampala Metropolitant.