President Museveni has hailed the Uganda Police Force Training.

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President Museveni has hailed the Uganda Police Force Training.
President Museveni has said the Uganda Police Force today has the capacity to decisively deal with criminals and investigate any crime, adding that the force is now composed of educated officers and is increasingly becoming professional.
“The Police Force we have today has the capacity to eliminate or minimize crime because you have educated people unlike the former force that was illiterate or semi-illiterate,” he said.
The President who is also the Commander in Chief of the Uganda Armed forces was on Wednesday speaking at the pass out ceremony of Police Officers and Constables who have been undergoing a 10 months training course at Police Training School in Kabalye – Masindi district.
The President passed out 773 Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, 218 of whom are female, 4,085 Probation Police Constables, 708 of whom are female and 3,000 Field Force Police all from various universities.
He urged the new officers to be disciplined and committed while carrying out their duties, saying these are crucial for our security and assured them of a bright future in their new career as the country is today peaceful and the economy growing.
The President assured the Police and other security agencies that government will work on the improvement of their infrastructure as well as welfare, explaining that currently the focus is on the provision of electricity and construction of roads that will in turn help them in the execution of their duties.
The President advised them to diligently follow clues, investigate all sources, get the facts and not listen or rely on rumors. General Museveni pledged to enhance their methods of investigation by providing them with the necessary modern equipment.
He advised the newly passed out officers to live health by avoiding bad practices such as, prostitution, smoking, drug use, alcoholism and promiscuity.
He commended the leadership of Uganda Police Force and the Commanders of Police Training School Kabalye for the good training given to grandaunts.
“I was at the range and I have watched the parade they are good,” he commented amid cheers and ululation from the grandaunts and over 12 thousand parents, relatives, friends and well-wishers.
The Minister of State for Internal Affairs Mr. James Baba who represented his Minister General Aronda Nyakairima noted that in a democratic environment prevailing in Uganda today there was need to increase the number of police to have their presence felt in every parish.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola urged grandaunts to be exemplary while executing their duties.
The commandant of Kabalye PTS CP Kafeero Moses Kabugo called on grandaunts to maintain discipline and to put in practice the knowledge they learnt during their training in order to have a crime free society.
The pass out ceremony was graced by the Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to Uganda who is also the head of the Diplomatic Corps Ambassador Patrick Edwards, The North Korean Ambassador to Uganda Nyong Kyong Choi, Algerian Ambassador to Uganda Farid Boulahbel and delegations from neighboring sister countries.
Others present included Cabinet ministers, MPs, Masindi district leaders as well as delegations from neighboring districts, Religious and Cultural leaders.
President Museveni later gave out prizes to the winners of the course.
At the level of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, the overall winners in Leadership were Andrew Mubiru and Winnie Nakatunde. Musketry prize was scooped by Bilal Keke while Kassim Matovu took the prize for being the best in Academics.
The prize for discipline went to Patrick Kalikwera while that of Smartness was taken by Carolyn Twikirize and Alex Atukwatse. Innovation prize was won by Morris Awio.
In the Probationer Police Course, Lilian Awili won the prize of being the best in Academics, Discipline prize went to Geoffrey Mpumwire, while Nakityo won the Smartness prize and the innovation prize was shared by Anthony Lek Okello and Moses Adome.
In the Field Force Police course those who excelled included Johnson Mpabaisi who scooped the prize for being the best disciplined student, Jimmy Okello Okwera took the Martial Arts prize and Teddy Akello took the Musketry prize.

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