Link up with people to fight crime – President tells Security Officers

Sunday, July 15, 2018

President Yoweri Museveni has called on District Police Commanders in particular and all security organs in general to link up with the people they live with in order to be able to identify the needs of the people if they are to be in a better position to serve them more diligently better and fight crime in the country.

“You find a whole DPC has never talked to the people or to the youth around him. How will you know what is happening in your area?” he asked.

The President was addressing Police, Prisons and military Officers who have been undergoing a political education training course at the Kyankwanzi-based National Leadership Institute, (NALI), and called on the President on Friday, June 01, 2018 at State House, Entebbe.

The Officers have been undergoing a two and a half months’ training course that is intended to prepare them for more enduring and challenging tasks in the services of their country. The 191 Officers from the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), Uganda Police Force and Uganda Prisons Services completed Trainer of Trainees Course and Joint Advanced Political Education Leadership Development Course (JAPELDC).

President Museveni told the officers of the need to understand the economy, and why Africa, once a powerful force and the origin of man has lagged behind in terms of development. The President’s address centred on Patriotism, Pan Africanism and social economic transformation as well as the four production sectors of the economy that include commercial agriculture, industry, services and ICT that form the basis for wananchi to get rid of household poverty.

Mr. Museveni used the occasion to advise all categories of leaders in the country to sensitize the masses, especially the youth, against selling land to buy bodaboda motorcycles in the hope of making quick cash. He said that it is very important that people should know and appreciate the value of land.

The Commandant of the National Leadership Institute (NALI), Brig. David Kasura saluted President Museveni’s support to the institution. He assured him that the officers were ready to use the knowledge that had been imparted to them to serve their country better.