President of the republic of Uganda Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today awarded over 40 police officers with medals during the 32 NRM victory day celebrations at Boma grounds Arua district.
The officers were awarded with two categories of medals, the golden jubilee medal and the police centenary plus medal.
In his address, the president called upon the police to restore discipline on roads in Uganda.” The police must insist on enforcing the traffic and road safety codes. Don’t overtake when you’re not supposed to overtake and don’t drive on the pavement because it is for pedestrians. I have heard investors complaining about drivers in Uganda” Gen. Museveni said, “as Uganda are developing, I appeal to Ugandans to learn discipline. If you’re in Kampala and see how recklessly the bodaboda cyclists ride, you’re going to undermine our efforts to bring in people to Uganda.”
He also urged the youth to live a responsible life in order to embrace developmental opportunities, “the youth can be transformed from joblessness, ‘propertylessness’ to job creators, but the youth need to get disciplined, stop drugs and prostitution.”