The housing units are being constructed on 17-acres of land behind the police headquarters complex
By Pascal Kwesiga and Saphira Nahabwe
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has promised to lobby the House to provide to appropriate more money to the police to deliver its housing project.
Kadaga yesterday visited the site where the police are building modern houses under a public-private partnership framework at the force's headquarters in Naguru, a Kampala suburb.
The sh72b construction project which started last September will see 1,020 modern housing units built for mainly the rank-and-file police officers before the end of this year.
The housing units are being constructed on 17-acres of land behind the police headquarters complex by the force's construction brigade and 'crime preventers'. Each unit will have two bedrooms, a sitting room, a kitchen and bathroom.
Kadaga said she visited the construction site to appreciate the project progress, and commended the police leadership for getting it off the ground.
"I am excited about this project. I have noted the pressing needs of the police and I know what to say and do when asked," the speaker said.
Kadaga said she would steer debate in the House to have the police budget increased to enable it bring its housing project to fruition.
"I am going to do something in terms of budget and policy statements when the police (officers) come to Parliament," she added.