• No_Ads
National
Police to re-launch community policingPublish Date: Feb 26, 2014
Police to re-launch community policing
  • mail
  • img
The (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura (right) talks to a cross-section of musicians at the Police Headquarters, Naguru on Wednesday. 2nd right is Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Andrew Flex Kaweesi. Photo/Ayiga Ondoga
newvision

By Steven Candia

The Police working together with scores of local musicians will tomorrow (Thursday) re-launch their community policing drive in Kabalagala, a city suburb with a notoriety for drug trafficking.

A marathon will kick start the day long activities in the morning, followed by a march ending at Pearl of Africa International School where the activities will culminate with musical performances from a battery of local artists.

But the gigs will be intermittently punctuated with doses of pointed police messages targeted at the audience, calling for greater public involvement in security issues and the need for greater cooperation with the police so as to stamp out crime.

Addressing the press, police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura said the force will be seeking to tap the power of music as a mobilization tool to rally the public.

“There is never a more enduring form of communication than music dance and drama,” Kayihura said.

“We must rid our communities of crime and there is no better way to do it than through community policing,” he said, noting that Kabalagala forms part of the drug trafficking belt which he said comprises the suburbs of Muyenga, Bunga, Kansanga and stretches to Salaama road.

More than a dozen local musicians among them Cindy Sanyu, Chris Evans, Maro and the manager of the singing duo Gudlyfe crew attended the function and assured of their participation in the event.

The Police Chief Political Commissar, Asuman Mugenyi, said there is need to cause an awakening within the public and thus the re-launch.

“There will also be a few speeches and the musicians have promised that the whole thing will catch fire,” Mugenyi said.
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Mulago fast-tracks use of nuclear medicine
MULAGO Hospital is fast-tracking the use of nuclear medicine for faster diagnosis and treatment of cancer as an alternative in disease diagnosis and treatment...
Lukwago accused of tarnishing judiciary image
THE Attorney General’s representative state attorney Martin Mwambutsya, has accused Erias Lukwago of putting the image of the judiciary in disrepute...
Kadaga vows to revamp Busoga education
THE Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has vowed she will undertake various measures to reverse the trend of Busoga being the worst performing region in PLE...
Cabinet approves Cancer Institute Bill
CANCER sufferers in Uganda might not have to incur hefty costs on treatment abroad anymore, as Cabinet has approved a Bill granting the Uganda Cancer Institute autonomy...
President Museveni sends out his first tweet
Three days after taking his first #selfie, President Yoweri Museveni has today sent out his first tweet. His handle, the first one to be verified in Uganda, is @KagutaMuseveni...
Water and sanitation provision guidelines tightened, actors told to comply
Water and sanitation providers have been tasked to adhere to national standards, policies and objectives during the provision of services....
WIll the national ID registration process be completed in the scheduled 4 months timeframe?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter