BY VAN DEGURAS
NTUNGAMO: MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2022
Over thirty vulnerable families in Ntungamo municipality could not hide their happiness and excitement after receiving some surprise New Year gifts from the police in a rare community outreach program.
Additional 90 inmates also received the New Year handouts which the police say is one way of showing solidarity to the suspects in their custody.
Patience Baganzi, the Ntungamo district police commander said police officers collected sh2m from among themselves to buy the items.
They included 140 Kilograms of Sugar, 140 kilograms of rice, two boxes of washing soap, seven cartons of plastic sodas, 12 loaves of bread, some clusters of yellow bananas and sweets.
The beneficiaries included vulnerable people, and people with disabilities, street kids, those whose incomes were affected by Covid-19 lockdown, widows, and others who were identified by LC1 chairman of Cell 8, Central ward- Central division, Mugisha Kanyate, others who benefited are those from the neighboring Cell 7 and Cell 6 who were also identified by their LC3 Chairman-Eastern division, Elias Bainomugisha Kachafu.
Baganzi said the gesture was a sign of love to the community and also a way of giving back to them as the people they serve.
She urged the people not to look at police as harsh enemies but rather armed sons and daughters of the country dressed in uniforms to serve and protect their lives and property.
She asked the community to help the Police by giving them information on criminal suspects so that they can also be helped by having the criminals arrested and prosecuted.