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The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has boosted the firefighting capabilities of the Uganda Police by donating two fire trucks.

These trucks, handed over to the Director of Fire Services, AIGP Joseph Mugisa, are set to significantly aid in managing fire and rescue incidents within the city.

The official handover ceremony took place at the city hall, where the KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka emphasized that this donation aligns with KCCA’s vision of creating a smart city and supporting the police force’s expertise in handling fire and rescue operations.

In her statement, Kisaka mentioned, “We donated these trucks to the police to enhance their capacity as experts in fire and rescue services. While we are working towards building our own firefighting capacity in the future, we recognize the immediate need to support the police in their crucial role.”

Assistant General of Police (AIGP) Joseph Mugisa expressed gratitude on behalf of the Uganda Police for KCCA’s support, highlighting the operational advantages of the mid-sized trucks.

He mentioned, “These small-sized trucks will maneuver quickly and respond effectively, particularly in areas where our larger trucks encounter difficulties. They will play a crucial role in containing fires swiftly while larger units join the efforts.”

This marks the second time that KCCA has generously provided fire equipment to the Uganda Police, demonstrating a continued commitment to bolstering emergency response services.

The event was attended by several key figures, including AIGP Richard Edyegu, the Director of Logistics and Engineering, highlighting the importance of this collaboration between KCCA and the Uganda Police in bolstering emergency response capabilities.

The Uganda Police’s Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services plays a vital role in fire prevention, education, extinguishment, and actively participates in national disaster management efforts alongside other stakeholders.

This collaborative effort between KCCA and the Uganda Police underscores the commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the city’s residents and properties during emergencies.

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