DIGP Katsigazi appeals for more funding from gov’t
By Kalule Paddy
The Deputy Inspector General of Police Major General Katsigazi
Tumusiime has appealed to the government to increase funding for the force to
enable the institution cope with mobility challenges.
The D/IGP made the call during a familiarization tour at Police Mechanical
workshop in Kampala where he met with the managers and engineers of the
He was shown the fleet that are broken down, and the staff also presented him
with challenges faced in it’s maintainace which he promised to forward.
“As police management, we request for additional support from government to
ensure that the maintenance budget is increased, to enable our fleet go back on
road to address the challenges of luck of mobility in the force especially
upcountry,” he said.
The D/IGP added that there is need to service the grounded fleet due to wear
and tear and those from accidents to have them serviced and ready for work.
He noted that there is need for security to have all the hiighways
covered and patrol increased for visibility and protection of Ugandans.
He further cautioned police drivers involved in accidents due to reckless
driving that action will be taken.
“We are going to see to it that whoever drives recklessly and causes an
accident is punishment according.”
He also promised that the force will carry out more training to
increase the efficiency of police drivers, and that fleet is a lifetime of the
force and without mobility the whole institution is down.”