Anatoli Katungwesi IGP asked to transfer Busoga police officers over drunkenness
Anatoli Katungwesi IGP asked to transfer Busoga police officers over drunkenness

Busoga East Regional Police Commander asks IGP to make transfers in the region.

Mr Anatoli Katungwesi, the Busoga East Regional Police Commander has accused Busoga police officers of retarding police activities because of laziness, corruption, poor health and drunkenness.

He filed the accusations before the Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Martins Okoth Ochola on Friday while in a meeting that comprised of police officers from the five districts of Busoga East Region in Iganga Town.

These include; Iganga, Namayingo, Bugiri, Mayuge and Namutumba district.

Anatoli Katungwesi says most officers who have for long served in the same duty station have turned stubborn and not performing as expected.

He, however, asked the IGP General Martins Okoth Ochola to transfer most of these officers to correct the mess.

We have a challenge of officers over staying in one place and poor health. This is resulting in indiscipline issues such as corrupt tendencies, poor response to emergencies, among others

Katungwesi said.

Katungwesi also reported that 1,000 police officers at lower ranks are lacking in the entire regions. He, however, requested IGP Ochola to make more recruitments.

As the 2021 general elections draw closer, Katungwesi asked Ochola to supply them with more teargas because the one available is not enough.

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Speaking, IGP Ochola requested police officers to correct their image and also offer due respect to the professional code of conduct for police officers that includes revising their training curriculum, and stop torturing suspected criminals.

Whatever you do, you must know that you have to account to the public; you must have a police post where the public runs to and not where they run away from.

IGP Ochola said

Addressing territorial commanders in Busoga North, Kiira and Bukedi region at Kyemba gardens in Kamuli District, IGP Ochola requested police officers to improve their performances and get ready for the campaign season.

The requests made by IGP Ochola included being careful on human rights violations, meeting their assignment as required and get ready to handle chaos.

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, however, cherished the work done by the Busoga Kingdom particularly and the media. He says they have worked for hand in hand with police as far as community policing dialogues outreach is concerned.

In addition, Enanga vowed to improve service delivery in the region that includes manpower and logistics as raised by the police commander Busoga East Region.