President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni while presiding over Police Day at Kololo ceremonial grounds yesterday revealed that Crime preventers should be given priority while recruiting new police officers.
“If crime preventers have the qualifications, they should be given priority because they have shown dedication,” Museveni said.
Museveni also revealed that Crime Preventers joining the force will settle their main concern of unemployment.
He also said that Crime Preventers should form SACCOS that will help them get money to create start-ups.
“The rest of them can organise themselves into SACCOS and benefit from a capital grant from government,” advised Museveni.
This website understands that President Museveni also pledged to improve the standards of the force.
“On the issue of improving our policing efforts, we are in the process of kick starting more interventions. The technology we used for the national ID registration can be used to register all Ugandans so that we have all the fingerprints in a database.
“Eventually we shall expand to DNA storage technologies alongside a more enhanced forensics department of police.”