Minister Otafiire commissions 420 House Units for Police

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The state Minister for Internal Affairs Retired Major General Kahinda Otafiire has commissioned a 420 housing unit project for Police Officers at Naguru Barracks in Kampala.

The minister commissioned the project on Thursday 8th December 2022 during the grand opening of the 26th Police Council meeting.

The minister appreciated the efforts of the Police which have improved and promised full support to enable the Force to perform better.

“I’m grateful for your efforts of bringing sanity to the Force. Let us think big, plan, and put in more effort to achieve our mission. Said the Minister at the opening ceremony of the Council meeting.

On the issue of accommodation, Minister Otafiire promised full support to improve the force’s welfare. He pleaded with the management to identify investors who can help develop proper accommodation in the force.

The seven-block apartments commissioned cost 57.1 billion and will accommodate 420 Police officers from the rank of Inspector and below. The blocks are also named after the former Inspector General of Police, IGPs that headed the force.

The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth said the institution faces a big challenge of accommodation and they are doing their best to solve it.

“We have embarked on construction and renovation of office accommodation countrywide. Similar accommodation will be constructed in Entebbe and Jinja this financial year before rolling out to other cities countrywide,” said the IGP.

The Police Council is a policy making organ of the institution created by the Police Act. It performance reviews the force policies in line with the mandate, and assesses implementation level as well missing links.


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