UGANDA: IGP Ochola appoints new police directors.

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The Inspector General of Police, Mr Martins Okoth-Ochola, has appointed new five police directors in acting capacity to replace those who were recently forced out of office following the expiry of their contracts.

Those whose contracts expired include Erasmus Twaruhukwa (Legal Director), Joseph Mugisa (Fire and Emergency Rescue Services), Dr. Steven Kasiima (Traffic), Haruna Isabirye (Police Attaché to New York), Lemmy Musa Twinomugisha (Welfare and Production) and Francis Rwego (Interpol Special Representative to the African Union).

In a message issued on Wednesday evening, the Police Human Resource Director, Jesse Kamunanwire, appointed Bazil Mugisha acting Director of Traffic Police, and Hassan Kihanda acting Director for Fire and Rescue Services.

Richard Edyegu has been confirmed as Acting Director Logistics and Engineering replacing Bangirana, Henry Tukahirwa has been appointed acting Director Eelfare and Production replacing Lemmy Musa Twinomugisha, Christine Nanding has been appointed acting Director Human Rights and Legal Services replacing Erasmus Twaruhukwa.

The Human resource directorate also reshuffled appointed 70 senior police officers from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP and Superintendent of Police –SP to serve as District Police Commanders –DPCs, Regional Criminal Investigations Officers –RCIDs and Officers in Charge of –OC stations.

Timothy Halango has been appointed member of standby police court replacing Olivia Wawire who will be retiring soon. The Police court is a disciplinary tribunal that deals with service offences committed by officers. Owili Alfred has been appointed Deputy Commandant Anti-Stock Theft Unit –ASTU while Joseph Isabirye moves from ASTU to police headquarters.

ASTU is mandated with fighting livestock theft. Bernard Mugerwa has been moved from Nebbi to Lira as DPC while Benson Obongo has been confirmed Kidepo regional crime intelligence officer. Issa Ssemwogerere moves from police headquarters to Savannah region as police spokesperson while Paul Kangave moves from Greater Masaka where he has been serving as spokesperson to police headquarters

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