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IGP Ochola lauds 274 retired police officers

By Francis Emorut

Added 3rd February 2020 06:50 AM

Victor Bua, the manager of pension at the ministry of public service advised retirees to invest wisely and avoid squandering their pension.

IGP Ochola lauds 274 retired police officers

IGP Martins Okoth Ochola hands over a certificate to a retired police officer Odongpiny during a send off ceremony for retiring police officers at Police headquarters in Naguru, Kampala.( Photos by Francis Emorut)

Victor Bua, the manager of pension at the ministry of public service advised retirees to invest wisely and avoid squandering their pension.

KAMPALA-The IGP Martins Okoth Ochola has hailed the retired police officers for serving the country diligently and wished them God's blessings wherever they will be.

He said this during a send-off ceremony for the retired officers at Police headquarters in Naguru, Kampala.

A total of 274 officers were retiring from the Uganda Police Force after attaining retirement age.

Ochola escorted the police officers up to the gate to bid them farewell as he waved to them.

During a colourful ceremony, the names of top officers who were retired were announced and they included Odong Piny the former head of police disciplinary court, Benjamin Namanya, the deputy head of peace support missions and Commissioner Isaac Zamani.

Victor Bua, the manager of pension at the ministry of public service advised retirees to invest wisely and avoid squandering their pension.

He also cautioned them against being conned.

"We don't expect you to be beggars but invest wisely," Bua told police officers. 

The director and political commissar AIGP Asan Kasingye advised the officers to be disciplined and continue combating crime in the society they are going to live in. 

The chief administrative officer at Operations Wealth Creation (OWC) Brig.Fred Rugadya told the retired officers to form groups and submit their proposals to OWC secretariat so as to benefit from the programme.

He encouraged them to start small and become big as they grow. 

Rugadya  informed the officers that OWC was grappling with some challenges such as distributing seeds that don't germinate he cited so many tons of maize distributed to farmers that failed to germinate and also corruption among others. 

Fagil Mandy the former commissioner of education advised the police officers to manage their lifestyle through exercise. 

He underscored key aspects to living a healthy life as creating new friends, making money, timekeeping and planning properly among others.

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