KAMPALA – Assistant Inspector General of Police Edward Ochom has revealed that Uganda Police Force (UPF) has completed the construction of one block of 60 housing units that are intended to accommodate 1020 officers at Naguru.
He made the revealtion in a report addressed to the ministry of Internal Affairs on the status of the implementation of the NRM Manifesto.
According to Ochom, six other blocks (360) are at roofing levels.
“These new accommodation apartments are meant to accommodate 1020 personnel of the rank Police PC to IP deployed in Kampala,” he said.
Ochom further noted that the Force established monitoring centers to monitor cameras in the Kampala Metropolitan Area.
“One KMP monitoring center at Nateete police complex, 18 divisional monitoring centers in KMP, 83 station monitoring centers in KMP, the national CCTV Command center at Naguru police headquarters and a research development and innovations center at kikandwa,” Ochom noted.
According to Ochom, the Force has also engaged in the construction and renovation of health infrastructures such as Mbale police health centre III maternity wing, Tororo police health center III among others.
“Construction of a Cancer Hospital in Kololo was halted and UPF management to turn it into a police hospital. Because this project is expensive, the management is looking for an investor to partner with,” he revealed.
He said that schools including among others Police Children School Kibuli, Kireka Army Primary School were renovated.
“Boarding schools contructed include, Vanguard Primary School Gulu, Lira Police Barracks School, Nsambya Police Barracks Nursery & Primary School,” reads an excerpt.
Ochom further revealed that police had planned to establish a Police Academy through upgrading the Police Senior Command and Staff College at Bwebajja.
The process according to him would entail establishment of additional training, accommodation and recreation facilities as well as accreditation of curricula and training materials.
“Police Training School Kabalye based in Masindi district was meant to be a regional training academy to cater for;
1700 new recruits and 400 officers on advanced training per year, regional police training academy for other member states in the region, Full facilities supporting training in terms of lecture rooms, parade and drilling ground, shooting range, accommodation and administration,” Ochom revealed.
However, he said this did not kick off because the infrastructure was not sufficient for an academy.
“UPF still operates PTS Kabalye as an ordinary training school for Initial and In-Service Training programmes,” reads an excerpt.