Uganda Police Force has replaced five of the seven directors who were recently asked to leave office following the expiry of their contracts.
The five Directors are; the former Legal Director Uganda Police Force Erasmus Twaruhukwa, the Former Director Fire and Emergency Rescue Services Joseph Mugisa, the Former Director Traffic Dr. Steven Kasiima, the Police Attaché to New York Haruna Isabirye, the former Director Welfare and Production Lemmy Musa Twinomugisha and Francis Rwego, the former Interpol Special Representative to the African Union.
They join into retirement, Godfrey Bangirana the former Director of Logistics and Engineering who was let go by the Inspector General of Police- IGP Martins Okoth Ochola in July last year.
Human Resource Director Uganda Police Force Jesse Kamunanwire issued a message confirming the appointment of new officer bearers in acting capacity on Wednesday night.
As per the announcement, Richard Edyegu is Acting Director Logistics and Engineering replacing Bangirana, Henry Tukahirwa replaces Lemmy Musa Twinomugisha as acting Director welfare and Production, while Christine Nanding has replaced Erasmus Twaruhukwa as acting Director Human Rights and Legal Services.
Also, Bazil Mugisha has been confirmed acting Director Traffic Police replacing Dr. Steven Kasiima and Hassan Kihanda is now confirmed acting Director Fire and Rescue Services replacing Mugisa.
Meanwhile, the Human resource directorate also moved and appointed 70 senior police officers from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP and Superintendent of Police –SP to serve as District Police Commanders –DPCs, Regional Criminal Investigations Officers –RCIDs and Officers in Charge of –OC stations.
These include; Timothy Halango who has been appointed member of standby police court replacing Olivia Wawire who will be retiring soon, Owili Alfred appointed Deputy Commandant Anti-Stock Theft Unit –ASTU while Joseph Isabirye moves from ASTU to police headquarters.
Bernard Mugerwa has been moved from Nebbi to Lira as DPC while Benson Obongo has been confirmed Kidepo regional crime intelligence officer. Issa Ssemwogerere moves from police headquarters to Savannah region as police spokesperson and Paul Kangave moves from Greater Masaka where he has been serving as spokesperson to police headquarters among others.