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Police makes changes in Interpol certificates

The Interpol Directorate Spokesman, Vincent Ssekate, shows the new Interpol Certificates of Good Conduct that possess a bar-code encrypted to curb forgery (Photo: Interpol Uganda)

KAMPALA -Uganda Police’s Directorate of Interpol has announced changes in its certificate of good conduct by introducing a bar code among others, to curb forgeries.

The certificate is issued to individuals moving out of the country as a pre-requisite of security clearance especially to those seeking employment abroad and individuals seeking employment with companies and NGOs.

Police says adjustment is aimed at limiting the rate at which the very important certificate had been forged especially by wrong individuals.

Director of Interpol Uganda, Fred Yiga addresses the media recently. Certificates of Good Conduct will be signed off by the Director of Interpol (FILE PHOTO)

“The certificate issued by Interpol Uganda is signed only by the Director of Interpol unlike the old one which could be signed by any police officer,” said SP Vincent Ssekate, the Interpol Directorate spokesperson.

The new look of the certificate has a number of unique features including a bar code that make it easy to differentiate it from a forged one.

Mr. Ssekate, said that the earlier certificate had easily been forged by wrong individuals, which prompted the force to revise its features.

Ssekate also revealed that the issuance of the new certificate started on May 30 this year. The cost of this certificate is Shs 64,000.

“In the year 2017, Police collected Shs 2,2Bn from those who obtained genuine certificates from Interpol offices,” he said.

“We expect to increase the revenue this year,” he said.

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