President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, to sack all non-committed police officers.
Museveni, who was speaking on Thursday after the commissioning of the National Command Centre at Naguru police headquarters, said with available technology, crime won’t be minimized if there are still elements of non-committed police personnel.
The IGP was tasked to ensure all officers who are not taking their jobs serious to be wiped out with immediate effect so that the police force can remain with people who are determined to protect all Ugandans.
The National Closed Circuit Television –CCTV security command will be monitoring all other control centres established at various Districts and Divisions headquarters including those in rural areas.
President Museveni said he was forced to shift from analogue style of policing and investigations due to back to back killings that seemed to be difficult to investigate because detectives had to rely on public information like who saw what, who saw who.
Close to 20 high profile people including Sheikhs and top security officials were gunned down between 2014 and 2018.
Museveni scoffed at criminals saying their target was to discredit NRM security achievement forgetting that it’s the constituency he understands best.