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IGP Ochola Supports Police Marathon Athletes Ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games (1)
In a courtesy visit to Kapchorwa Police Athletics Training Camp on Wednesday, the IGP made a presentation of financial assistance to the police athletics camp through SSP Kalule Abu. PHOTO/TWITTER

Okoth Martin Ochola, Inspector-General of Police, has extended financial support to Police marathon athletes ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth games in Birmingham.

The Inspector-General of Police, Okoth Martin Ochola has extended financial support to Police marathon athletes ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth games due on 28th July in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The financial assistance was delivered by Senior Superintendent of Police, (SSP) Kalule Abu on behalf of the IGP during his courtesy visit to Police Athletics Training Camp in Kapchorwa this Wednesday.

According to Kalule who also spoke on the IGP’s behalf, the athletes will be representing the country and not just the police. 

He urged them to exhibit many disciplines going into the games.

“The IGP has appreciated your efforts, endurance and discipline exhibited as you participate in different field tracks trials. The IGP also commends you for not only representing the Police Force, but also lifting Uganda’s flag high,” Kalule told the Commonwealth Games-bound athletes.

He emphasized that the IGP had promised to promote all Special Police Constables (SPC) into full Police officers and all the paperwork is in progress.

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Kalule told the athletes the IGP will cater to their welfare to lift and boost their morale and stay at the high altitude training camp and also ensure they are in the right physical shape going into the games.

“Continue being disciplined, focused and supportive to one another. This will help you achieve more as you build your career on track and in Uganda Police Force,” Kalule advised.

Team manager Ali Ngainoka and Coach Njia Benjamin appreciated the financial aid rendered to the athletes and promised to work harder in spearheading the team towards achieving the objectives and talent development.

A total of 11 Police athletes made the national team roster that will represent Uganda at the upcoming Commonwealth games.

The team is headlined by the world champion, ASP Joshua Cheptegei and IP Chemutai Peruth.

Some of the upcoming young talent including; SPC Kiplagat Victor, SPC Chesang Priscar and SPC Chemistu Janat will be taking part in the World Junior Championships in Colombia next month.

The same team will also represent the Inter Forces games and the East African Police Chiefs Organization games (EAPCO) earmarked for September 2022.