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Police ICT director Ngabirano leaving – minister confirms

Police ICT director Amos Ngabirano is exiting: NET
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Police ICT director Amos Ngabirano is leaving the Force, Minister for Internal Affairs Gen Jeje Odongo has said, ending weeks of controversy over the commissioner’s fate.

There have been unconfirmed reports circulating on social media and other platforms that the police ICT expert had resigned and consequently left the country for London.

But police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said the reports were false and are based on speculation.

However, Gen Odongo told journalists in Kampala on Monday after attending the police council meeting that Mr Ngabirano had written to him, indicating he did not want to renew his contract, which expires next month.

The minister, however, insisted that the ICT director had not resigned but was not renewing his contract.

In recent weeks, several media reports have indicated that President Museveni had directed Gen Kale Kayihura to fire Mr Ngabirano over alleged corruption, with some reporting that the ICT director had been suspended. Police denied the allegations.

Mr Ngabirano was recruited as a civilian into the police on the strength of his ICT skills and has been serving on contract basis, renewed after every years.

His exit comes just days after President Museveni ordered the disbandment of police procurement committee during a National Security Committee meeting at Entebbe over flouting procurement rules in the purchase of CCTV cameras whose installment is soon to be rolled out.

Mr Ngabirano was among those asked to be relieved of his duties.

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