Police Audit Kicks off In Kabale today, Rwizi region Still waiting
Police professional standards unit is today set to carry out headcount in Kabale district.
The exercise which started with units divisions and regions within Kampala commenced yesterday 18th June 2018 and comes as a recent directive by the Inspector General of Police Okoth Martin Ochola.
The manpower audit will assist the force to come out with a detailed report containing several powerful recommendations based on facts and not just anecdotal data
Police administrative planners will be able to know the actual numbers of serving officers as a way of professionalizing the force, expose human resource gaps, provide practical recommendations and transforming of the police service.
The exercise in Kigezi kicked off with an audit in Kisoro , one of the districts that make up the region. According to Kigezi region police spokesperson, Elly Maate, the exercise will help police know the number of officers in the country. He adds that all officers are obliged to have Police numbers, current passport photos, and bank account.
Other are; national identity card, date of joining the force, date of current posting, and date of the recent rank elevation.
It is estimated tat Uganda has 45000 police officers, but the new regime wants to establish the facts. The headcount comes at a time the country is grappling with a spate of insecurity, most of which are gun-related.
In Rwizi region, the date of the audit has not yet been known with Rwizi spokesperson, Samson Kasasira saying they are waiting for information from the police human resource department.