BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU
ARUA: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2021
Assistant Inspector General of police, Asan Kasingye has summoned all the police leaders in the West Nile region for what he calls an ideological briefing aimed at improving performance.
“I have received the complaints from the public and from within the police force. There are issues of corruption and bribery, cases are not investigated properly and there are issues of poor attitude to work,” Kasingye said.
He said some of the complaints from police officers include claims that West Nile is a “dry area” for dumping people as others are deployed to “wet” area.
Kasingye said officers who think like that should look at the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces and ask themselves why they don’t say such things.
“You should know that while you are in West Nile, there are people deployed in Kidepo National park or in Karamoja policing armed rustlers,” he said in a pre-event media briefing.
The Political Commissar of the police said the remedy to such issues is ideological orientation and the other is to hold the local police leaders accountable so that they provide leadership to lower rank personnel.
He pressed on the police officers to ensure that they do the work they are assigned to do and then demand for a salary enhancement instead of demanding bribes for the public in order to do work.
Summoned to attend the closed-door meeting are the district police commanders, district crime intelligence officers, district criminal investigation officers, office rs in-charge of the police stations and the regional police staff.