Brig Gen William Bainomugisha, Commandant Military Police, has praised the Uganda Prisons Academy for teaching soldiers of the Military Police about prisoner handling.
Brig Gen Bainomugisha was addressing the Uganda Prisons Headquarters in Luzira at the passing out of 184 Military Police personnel who completed a one-month prisoner handling training.
“These courses will help the trainees enforce law and order within the armed forces and learn how to handle prisoners in detention properly,” Bainomugisha said.
He said that the course was necessary for the soldiers given that the functions of the military police include enforcing law and order within the armed forces, reinforcing the civil police, detention and apprehension of offenders, and custodianship of UPDF inmates.
The Commandant of Uganda Prisons Academy, Commissioner of Prisons Brenda Sana, hailed the soldiers for the exemplary discipline that they exhibited during the one-month training.
“The soldiers were taken through administration, records management, procedures for prison labor allocation, rehabilitation programs, basic human rights for prisoners, ideology, and several demonstrations of the daily handling of prisoners, “Sana stated.
She expressed gratitude for the collaborative efforts with sister institutions, which began in 2018 with the first intake of military personnel training.
The course attracted 184 soldiers from the military police, which was regarded as a basic course that took nine months of training and was an opportunity for the trainees to work in Ugandan prisons.