IGP Ochola: 80 police officers transferred to different stations.
In the latest changes made by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Martin Okoth Ochola in the police force has seen 86 police officers transferred.
Ochola says the changes are particularly meant to ensure maximum security in all parts of Uganda.
In this transfer exercise, many Regional Police Commanders were taken to new regions.
These include; Assistant Commander of Police, Richard Egesa who is transferred to Rwizi as RPC from Kigezi, Senior Superintendent of Police, Eddi Ssenyonjo was taken to Kigezi from Greater Bushenyi region.
Muzafaru Zirabamuzaale, Senior Superintendent of police in the new transfers was appointed Police Operations commander, Kampala Metropolitan area. But before his appointment, he had no deployment.
Wesley Naganiza, Senior Superintendent of Police was transferred to Elgon Region, formerly serving as Regional Police Commander for Kampala North.
Also in the Traffic Police Directorate, many Regional Traffic Officers were transferred to different areas.
These include; ASP Elias Kamugisha who has been serving in Bugiri, was moved to Kampala Metropolitan North to serve as the Regional Traffic Officer.
While ASP Irene Chelengat who served in the Kampala Metropolitan as Regional Traffic Officer was transferred to Bukedi.
In these transfers, many police officers serving in the Criminal Investigation Division were also moved to different areas.
However, IGP Ochola in his message that was issued in two separate notes to all police units on 12 July 2019, said that the changes should take immediate effect.
“These transfers or appointments are ordered with immediate effect,” Ochola’s message reads in part.
In addition, he said that
“Proper handling over and taking over should be made.”
Some people say overstaying in one duty station by many Police Commanders is one reason why police have failed to perform. But when Ochola came into office, he began correcting the mess in the police force.
Ever since he started working as the IGP in 2018, Ochola has made changes and reorganised the Force, which the president once said was infiltrated by criminals.
Addressing legislators, IGP Ochola informed them that integrity and performance of Police Force ended during Gen Katumba Wamala’s regime that expired in 2005.