President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni insists the digital car plate project must go ahead as planned, saying it is vital to Uganda’s fight against crime.
“Now, I stand by the issue of electronic license plates; it will be a very big blow to crime because most people travel to and from crime in cars or boda bodas,” said President Museveni, Commander-in-Chief of the UPDF on site. “).
The President spoke during the distribution of 2,234 Uganda Prison Service officers at Kololo Independence Ground today. The commissioned officers include 200 Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (CASP), 318 Cadet Chief Officers (CPO) and 1,716 recruit wardens and women officers.
General Museveni noted that if the crime gap is reduced through the use of digital license plates, it will be difficult for criminals to do what they are doing now because traveling to and from crime scenes will no longer be like walking on the streets. garden.
“All the ongoing debates should be put to rest and the projects should be completed so that the issues can be resolved,” he stressed.
CCTV cameras and gun fingerprinting by the security forces also help fight crime, but I heard they are not included in the military. I direct that all military firearms must be fingerprinted like other firearms. They can be stored separately, possibly in the custody of the military police, but each gun must have a fingerprint,” he added.
President Museveni, on the other hand, congratulated the graduates and thanked them for persisting till the end of the training.
President Museveni also thanked the Director-General of the Uganda Prisons Service, Kan. Dr. Johnson Byabashaija and the prison staff rebuilt the prison service from a low level to where it is now.
“I would like to thank the Commissioner-General and his staff who have contributed to peace in Uganda by developing the prison service from its low level to its present level,” he noted.
President Museveni said that prisons have four tasks: They are to rehabilitate criminals so that they have skills they did not have before after being released from prison, punish them in accordance with the law, and then contribute to the creation of wealth.
President Museveni further told the graduates to protect their health, embrace the knowledge gained from the training and apply it wherever they will be deployed, while also being patriotic.
He promised to provide the Uganda Prison Service with equipment and any other support they require. However, he added that he had no problem with prisons providing uniforms to the armed forces but warned that he would not allow the import of the fabric.
President Museveni also warned Prison Service officials not to indulge in corruption in their respective assignments.
President Museveni warned: “Whether you are in the police, prisons or the military, while doing all this, fight corruption because it is a disgrace and a huge waste of public resources.”
Home Minister Major General (Rtd). Kahinda Otafiire congratulated the cadets and encouraged them to continue to be patriotic in their next endeavors.
On his part, Dr. Biabashaja thanked the President for increasing the number of people serving the prison service, saying it had greatly improved the performance of the force.
He also thanked His Excellency the Chief Justice, Alphonse Owini-Dolo, for reducing the number of prisoners on remand by delivering timely justice to Ugandans.
However, Dr. Byabashaija noted with concern that the Uganda Prison Service still faces challenges with mechanical equipment such as tractors used in plowing agriculture.
“We can’t farm enough, we have to use machines,” he points out.
Dr. Byabashaija warned the graduates that they must uphold the core values of the Prison Service Commission if they want their careers to be worthwhile.
The presentation ceremony was attended by the Chief Justice, Lord Alphonse Owini-Dolo, the Auditor-General, Mr. John Muwanga, senior military officers and police officers.
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