Police public relations department overhauled

KAMPALA. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), Martin Okoth Ochola, has transferred 17 police spokespersons. Nine of the mouthpieces have been appointed to speak for the different police directorates.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Charles Sebambulindde, has been appointed to speak for the traffic and road safety directorate in addition to his law enforcement duties.
Superintendent of Police (SP), Vincent Ssekatte, has been moved from Savannah region (Luweero) and appointed spokesperson for Interpol, CID and crime intelligence.

SP Samson Lubega from Kiira region is now spokesperson for directorates such as Human Resource Administration/Development, Operations Police Services and Field Force unit (FFU).
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Sophie Naggayi Kaggwa is the publicist for ICT, Legal, Special duties and forensic directorates all based at Naguru police headquarters.
ASP Evas Ainomugisha has been appointed spokesperson for Welfare, Oil and Gas directorates. ASP Collins Agaba is now spokesman for Fire and Rescue directorate.

ASP Ritah Nagaddya is appointed spokesperson for counterterrorism directorate; C/ASP Mary Nankiga has been posted as head of police website.
Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, ASP Paul Kangave, has been appointed spokesperson for Savannah region, ASP Manshur Sowedi from Rwenzori East region to Elgon region as spokesman, ASP Julius Hakiza moved from Albertine region to Rwizi region.
In other changes, Lameck Kigozi has been moved from Ssezibwa to greater Masaka region as the Public Relations Officer while SP Diana Nandawula has been moved from Greater Masaka to Kiira as spokesperson, C/ASP Hellen Butoto from Ibanda to Ssezibwa, C/ASP Samson Kasasira from Nakaseke to Albertine, C/ASP Rogers from Kanungu to Siipi region.

The transfer for regional police mouthpieces came hours after 70 senior officers who had been appointed new posts whereas five of them had been dropped for various regions.
Mr Emilian Kayima, KMP police spokesperson, applauded Mr Kangave for being committed in the few months he has been his deputy and challenged all other officers not to feel demotivated.
“He [Kangave] is young, innovative, and intelligent and a team player. I know he will be successful in his new assignment,” Mr Kayima said.

©Alleastafrica and Daily Monitor

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