Uganda police one of the best in the region, says Kasingye

Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye addressing journalists during a past event. PML Daily photo.

By Mary Kisakye

KAMPALA–Police are still analysing the recently released report by World Internal Security and Police Index (WISP) , The International Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute For Economics and Peace (IEP) that ranked the Uganda Police among the worst five Police Forces in Africa.

“The Uganda Police Force is studying the report and soon we will release a statement based on the four domains of capacity , process , legitimacy and outcomes that were based on to make the report,” AIGP Asan Kasingye, Police Spokesman, said.

Kasingye was addressing journalists at Police headquarters on Monday.

“We believe we are one of the best Police Force in the region and Africa, if indeed researchers followed these domains,” Kasingye said.

“We have achieved a lot in terms of human capacity building of the institution through human resource and non human resource functions.”

He added that the Uganda Police Research ,Planning and Development Directorate will soon make its report that will be availed to the media.

Uganda Police was ranked among the worst globally. Out of the 127 countries ranked, Uganda was ranked 124th. Uganda Police composite score for all indicators was 0.3119 against best performers Singapore 0.8978, Finland 0.8673, Denmark 0.8637.

Uganda police during a recent operation. File photo.

According to WISPI, the best performers in Africa are Botswana 0.6884, Rwanda 0.6827, Algeria 0.6235, Senegal 0.5672, Tunisia, Egypt, Burkina Faso and Ghana in that order.

Rwanda Police is ranked 50th globally and second in Africa after Botswana who are ranked 48 globally.

WISPI consists of 16 indicators across four different domains of capacity, effectiveness, legitimacy and outcomes. The full list of indicators across the four domains of Capacity, Process, Legitimacy and Outcomes.




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