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Government to honour former President Obote's head of security

By John Masaba

Added 30th April 2016 08:00 PM

Okoth Ogoola, who headed the police force in Obote II regime, will be honoured alongside hundreds of high ranking personalities, including Uganda Revenue Authority boss Doris Akol; Senior Presidential Advisor on Political Affairs, Moses Byaruhanga and head of Cancer Institute, Jackson Orem.

Okoth Ogoola, who headed the police force in Obote II regime, will be honoured alongside hundreds of high ranking personalities, including Uganda Revenue Authority boss Doris Akol; Senior Presidential Advisor on Political Affairs, Moses Byaruhanga and head of Cancer Institute, Jackson Orem.

 
The Inspector General of Police in former Uganda President Milton Obote's government is among the people who will receive medals on Sunday Labour Day celebrations.
    
Okoth Ogoola, who headed the police force in Obote II regime, will be honoured alongside hundreds of high ranking personalities, including Uganda Revenue Authority boss Doris Akol; Senior Presidential Advisor on Political Affairs, Moses Byaruhanga and head of Cancer Institute, Jackson Orem.    
 
According to a statement from government, Ogoola, who has since retired, will receive the medal his for exemplary leadership and transformation of the Police image during his time at helm in the 1980s.
 
The list of people to be awarded also includes Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye; Andrew Felix Kaweesi, the head of Human Resource; and President Museveni's Press Secretary, Linda Nabusayi.
 
Others to be awarded include the head of Health Monitoring Unit at State House, Diana Atwine, and Judiciary Chief Registrar, Gadenya Wolimbwa.
 
The personalities will be recognized under seven different categories, with six of them going exclusively to Uganda Police.   
 
Ogoola will receive the Exemplary Service Order First Class medal and is the only person in this category to receive the award. The medal is awarded to high profile personalities that have served Police in recognition for exemplary leadership, community participation, pacification and transformation of the Force's image.
 
In total, 36 serving and retired police officers will receive medals. Among those to be honoured under the categories exclusively reserved for Police are John Ndungutse, the director Counter Terrorism; Parliamentary Police head, Lenny Twino Mugisha and Police Liaison officer to Djibouti, Fredrick Kiyaga.  
     
According to the Labour ministry, this year's Labour Day celebrations in Uganda will take place under the theme: "Strengthening Uganda's Competitiveness for Sustainable Job Creation and Inclusive Growth."
 
The event will put emphasis on how competitiveness is critical for improved productivity which in turn leads to sustainable job creation and inclusive growth in all sectors of the economy.
 
Labour Day is an international that is celebrated around the world every year in recognition of all workers contributions and achievements.
 

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