Yesterday, May 9, 2023, at State House Entebbe, President Yoweri Museveni lectured police officers from the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) about the need to strengthen peace and security in order for the country to continue achieving the desired socio-economic transformation.
In his speech, the president emphasized the importance of having peace and a crime-free society.
“In my lecture to police officers from the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) this afternoon, I underscored the importance of having peace and a crime-free society if we are to achieve socio economic transformation. If there is crime and insecurity, investors cannot come here because the cost of doing business would be very high,” the president tweeted.
He further said that the CID officers have a very critical role in shaping the socio-economic transformation.
The President said that due to their relatively peaceful environments, places like Munyonyo and Kansanga have attracted foreigners who are running successful businesses.
The President also reminded the police officers to always do their work keeping in mind the ideology of the National Resistance Movement, which is anchored on the four principles of patriotism, pan-Africanism, socio-economic transformation, and democracy.
The President also praised the police officials for taking his advice on training the officers.
“I thank the police authorities for listening to my advice to continuously train their officers,” he stated.
AIGP Godfrey Golooba, the Police’s Director of Human Resource Development, thanked the President for the trust he put in them to professionalize the force.
AIGP Golooba informed the President that the three-month refresher course on criminal investigation and intelligence at Kabalye Police Training School was successful, and another batch of officers will report for a similar court on May 13th 2023.
AIGP Maj. Tom Magambo Rwabudongo, the Director of CID, informed that police have made progress on high-profile cases and corruption despite elements of intimidation.