At least 30 senior police officers have been sent to the National Leadership Institute (NALI) Kyankwanzi for security ideology orientation course ahead of the 2021 general elections.
The group includes one Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), 12 Superintendents of Police (SP), and 17 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP), according to a radio message from the police force’s human resource management.
Those going for the course are SSP Edgar Nyabongo from the Political Commissariat headed by AIGP Asan Kasingye, joined by superintendents Juventile Euku from the Police Training School, Kabalye, Tito Byaruhanga and Geoffrey Ben Okae from the Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU), Medard Asiimwe, from the Field Force Unit, Martin Lubega and Kalungi Fredrick from the human resource management headed by Brig Jesse Kamunanwire.
Former Southern and Savannah regional police spokesperson Paul Kangave has also been sent for a refresher course, alongside Sezibwa traffic police boss, Israel Wambeso, and others from the Criminal Investigations Directorate, Logistics and Engineering, Information Communication Technology, Environmental Protection Police Unit, Marine and Counter-Terrorism.
The senior police officers will be trained alongside an equal number of officers selected from Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).
All trainees have been asked to report with a COVID-19 test certificate which is seven days valid. In addition, trainees must have among other things two pairs of working uniforms, beddings, toiletries (toothbrush and toothpaste).
“You should have physical training kits such as t-shIrts, tracksuits, canvas shoes and gumboots. You should also have personal effects [essentials and others like a basin, jerrycans, torch, mosquito net and jacket,” reads the message.
Commanders and directors of various units from where the 30 trainees have been selected have been ordered to release them and must all be at NALI not later than tomorrow. A senior police officer said the new courses at Kyankwanzi and at Bwebajja are intended to prepare officers for the forthcoming promotional exercise.