Gov’t bans two private security companies, nine others suspended

Date: 2022-03-28
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By Kalule Paddy

Nine private security companies and two others have had their operating licences suspended and banned from operating in the country respectively.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists on Monday that the licences for Tracker Uganda Limited, Range Protection Services Limited, Stariat Security Company, Crown Security Limited,  Delux security group, Supreme Security Limited, Delta Force Protection Services, Premier Security System,  Stariat  and Alert Guards and Security Systems have been suspended.

Enanga said the suspension of the licences  were done in accordance with regulation 10 of the Control of Private Security Organisations regulations 2013.

“We have instructed our DPCs to withdraw all fire arms from them and also inform their clients to seek services from other private security organisations,” said Enanga

He said that the licences for Damocles Security Solutions Limited and Detail Protection Services Limited have been revoked.

Enanga said whereas the private security company have to file returns with police for use of fire arms, the above mentioned companies had failed to do so for many years prompting action against them especially in regards to .indiscipline and unprofessional conduct by  the staff of these companies,

He also added that some of the companies were paying their employees poorly.

 

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