March 4, 2024

Local leaders protest over relocation of their Police post

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Ramuel Betonda-District Councilor Kyakabadiima Sub County and Secretary Finance Kagadi District.

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KAGADI

Local leaders of Kyakabadiima Sub County have resolved to petition the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in protest of scraping off their police post

The resolution was reached today during their security meeting held at Kyakabadiima community hall compound in Kyakabadiima trading Centre, Kagadi district

Kyakabadiima local leaders led by the area male district councilor and also the secretary for finance Kagadi District Ramuel Betonda said their police post was merged to Kyenzige Police station, a decision they are protesting.

Recently the inspector General of Police of Uganda Martin Okoth Ochola directed all the district police commanders (DPC) to scrap off all the police posts in Uganda with less than six police officers and merge them with their neighboring police stations

Now according to the defiant Kyakabadiima local leaders, given the high produce of Vanilla and other agricultural harvest they feel insecure to live out with a police post in their area.

They agreed to meet and make final touches ahead of their petitioning letters on Thursday.  

Meanwhile, speaking to local leaders the Kagadi district police commander who never wanted to be recorded for security purposes backed the Local leaders to petition the office of the IGP through his office after insisting that Kyakabadiima Police post be merged to Kyezinge Police station with immediate effect.  

However, the Kyakabadiima LC3 chairperson Augustine Ngomeranze dismissed allegations leveled against him that he allowed Kyakabadiima Police Post to be merged to Kyenzige police station for his self-interests.

Ngomeranze said the entire Kagadi district LC3 chairpersons with police posts of below six officers were invited to the office of the DPC on 11th 08 2022 for proper explanation on the matter but not to be convinced as some people say.

On Tuesday while in Rugashali Town Council in one of the sendoff Functions, the Kagadi district Lc5 Chairperson Ndibwami B Yosia also confirmed the matter.

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