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‘Deploy 13 police officers at every subcounty’, Museveni orders IGP Byakagaba

Kampala, (UG):- President Yoweri Museveni who doubles as the Commander in Chief (CiC) of the armed forces has ordered the newly appointed Inspector General of Police Mr Abbas Byakagaba to deploy 13 police officers at every subcounty across the country.

“Deploy 13 Police officers at every Subcounty in the country and equip them with motorcycles and other requirements,” Museveni said adding that all the deployed police officers MUST be given motorcycles so that they can curb crime in their respective areas of operations.

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Museveni made the remarks on Sunday during the 2024 Heroes day celebrations that took place in Gomba District.

The president added that sub-counties have been made small by splitting them saying that 13 Police officers will manage crime in every Sub-county.

Mr Museveni who was in the company of the Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, the Deputy CDF, the IGP, and other dignitaries proceeded to lay a wreath at the mass gravesite where the remains of over 100 individuals killed during the guerrilla war were buried before Joining the nation for the Heroes Day celebrations at Mpenja Church of Uganda Playground in Gomba district.

On the same occasion, the President also decorated the Minister of State for Information, Communications and Technology Hon Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo with a Distinguished Order of the Crested Crane second-class medal. 

The president has also noted that land eviction is illegal in Uganda and that the NRM caucus is to pass a solution to allow Bibanja holders to deposit rent at the subcounty accounts in case the landlords have refused to receive them.

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