KAMPALA – The Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola has stepped on the Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo’s advice after ordering the vacation of six police directors at the rank of AIGP to hand over offices to their deputies awaiting the renewal of their contracts.
It should be noted that earlier this month, Odongo wrote to Ochola to allow the police directors whose contracts have expired stay in office until President Museveni makes any other communication.
However, it seems Ochola never bought the minister’s advice and ordered the directors out of the office until the appointments authority decides.
“Records available indicate that your three years contract that was offered to you on November 21, 2016, expired. It is on record that you applied for the renewal of the same, which process has not been concluded. As we await the result of the renewal process, you are to handover office to your deputies,” the January 23, 2020 letter by Ochola reads.
The affected include Haruna Isabirye (Human Resource Development), Lemmy Twinomujuni (Welfare and Production), Francis Rwego (Special Interpol Representative to the African Union), Joseph Mugisa (Fire and Rescue Services), Erasmus Twaruhukwa (Legal Services) and Stephen Kasiima(Traffic Police).