Musicians Join Police In Community Policing
The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has urged musicians to be at the fore front of fighting crimes in the country
“We have decided to involve two critical sectors to the world that is musicians and the media. I am sure there is no effective form of communication more than music, dance and drama,” noted the IGP while meeting musicians at the police headquarters in Naguru.
He added that the concept of community policing is not technical but rather social which requires the involvement of the society if crime is to be curbed.
“Traditional policing is technical yet crimes are a social issue. How can you do that without fighting social causes which are the root cause of all crimes in the country.”
He further urged musicians to sensitise people to engage in constructive work which he said would help fight crimes and lead to development of the city and the country at large.
He further called upon them to use music and send messages of vigilance to help fight crime not only for police and other security organs but all citizens.
“A safe country will attract investors who will create jobs and lead to development. The few armed robberies and murders that have happened in the past should not give you a bad impression that the situation is sliding back but we are moving forward but this is not by accident and we must not sleep but continue working hard to tighten security and be vigilant,” he warned.
“We have to know that while we are planning thugs are also planning. Don’t think Al Shabaab have given up but because our vigilance is high, they have not been able to hit us. Remember the terrorists had been wrecking the West Gate Mall for a year before attacking it.”
The IGP also warned police officers against relaxing when it comes to security matters adding that they should always be alert and ready to strike when called upon.
“That’s why am always tough on police officers. They are everywhere during the day but are nowhere to be seen during the night. If police goes to sleep at night, then who is keeping watch of the Wananchi,” he questioned.
“We are putting attention to the people through music because people want to follow what we are doing as musicians and listen to our messages,” explained Cinderella Ssanyu.
The meeting with police had musicians including Barbie Jay, Cindy Ssanyu, Chris Evans, Big Eye and Maro, among others and are expected to stage a mega concert in Kabalagala as part of the activities aimed at informing the masses about community policing.