The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Katsigazi Tumusiime has applauded officers from Counter Terrorism for the tremendous work done in securing the country.
“You have done so much for this country and people out there appreciate it. You are doing a great job and we do appreciate it,” said DIGP Katsigazi.
He made the remarks during his familiarization tour at the Counterterrorism directorate today Tuesday 23rd August 2022 in Naguru.
“You have stopped so many attempts by terrorists that would have caused so much destruction to our citizens. Thank you so much,” he added.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police stressed that Counter Terrorism capabilities are very critical and with limited resources, the directorate has managed to deliver before revealing that more training is to be done to equip the officers with more skills, especially with the advancement of technology.
“We are going to train you more with the limited resources since it’s a matter of prioritizing. Now that we have peace, we can’t tell when these fellows (Terrorists) will strike. We need to prepare for that in terms of training and equipment.”
On the general welfare of the officers, DIGP Katsigazi pledged more apartments to be constructed to accommodate all officers in Kampala and later rollout throughout the country.
The DIGP was received by the Director Counter Terrorism, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Abas Byakagaba who took him through different tasks conducted by the directorate.
The Counter Terrorism Directorate was established in 2008 as a measure of establishing a mechanism for combating the threats and acts of terrorism in the country.
Currently, the directorate comprises eleven units which include Counter Terrorism Intelligence, Oil and Gas Protection, Tactical Response, and Tourism among others.