During the piping exercise, the Commissioner General of Prisons Dr Johnson Byabashaija noted that the new promotions are a motivation and sign of appreciation to the officers
More than 3000 prison officers who were recently promoted to serve in various positions have been decorated at a function held at the Prison's Staff College and Training School on Thursday.
During the piping exercise, the Commissioner General of Prisons Dr Johnson Byabashaija noted that the new promotions are a motivation and sign of appreciation to the officers for the work they render to Uganda Prison Services.
"The new rank comes with new responsibilities for that reason, you ought to work harder. The promotions are a calling for you to begin living in self-denial as the call for duty takes a center stage in your life," Byabashaija told the officers.
"You are required to sacrifice for the wellbeing of the force and the people you serve as you uphold the prison mission and vision.You ought to be responsible officers who must live to the expectations of your bosses," Byabashaija advised.
Frank Baine, the Prison's publicist urged the officers to be innovative; this he says will help towards introduction of new ideas which will benefit Uganda Prison Services and the country.
"The direction we are getting to is envisaging a thorough, professional and friendly force with adopted skills and techniques while managing people in conflict with the law hence boost service delivery within Uganda Prison Services," Baine said.
"Being recognized in such a manner makes officers motivated to continue working harder. It's a good step forward for the entire force and it's another way of promoting effectiveness in the service," according to Baine.
He said the force has come a long way and such an event is a sign of excellence and good work by the force through the years.