There was joy and celebration in Rukungiri as police commissioned its district headquarters building today Friday 16th December 2022.
The facility which is located at Rwanyakashesha hill, Eastern division Rukungiri municipality, has been under construction by the directorate of engineering, logistics and construction of police.
Construction works commenced on 17th December 2020 and was completed on 05th June 2022 at a tune of shs. 720M.
Charles Birungi, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, who is also the director of welfare, logistics and sports, commissioned the building on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Martins Okoth-Ochola.
Speaking during the commissioning, Birungi revealed that the Uganda police built the structure to fulfil its mandate to provide quality services to the people.
He tasked police commanders to enhance security on their units as one of the ways to respond to any violent attacks against officers and security installations.
AIGP Birungi disclosed that the attacks are attributed to laxity of the police officers who are deployed and when attacked, they win them since they are unaware.
He however calls for vigilance at all police stations in a bid to stop gunmen from attacking the security installations.
Nsubuga Bewayo Stephenurged the leadership of Rukungiri police and officers at large to maintain the commissioned facility and put it into proper use for the benefit of the general public.
He requested the top police leadership to promote Rukungiri DPC Musa Tibakirana because of being a hardworking man beyond expectation.
Nsubuga called upon the general public to embrace vaccination of Covid-19 as it was directed by the President of Uganda Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
SP. Musa Tibakirana the Rukungiri district police Commander (DPC) revealed that although the building has been commissioned, they are still lacking manpower requesting more as this will improve on their service delivery to the district.
SP. Tibakirana appreciated the Inspector General of Police and the stakeholders of Rukungiri for providing such a wonderful building as this will provide a conducive working environment assuring for proper use and maintenance for the benefit of people.
Among those attended the commissioning include Chief Administrative Officer Rukungiri Hajji Masokoyi Waswa, Mayor Rukungiri Municipality Charles Makuru, Vice chairperson LC5 Rukungiri district Ms. Santrinah Nahwera, chairperson business community Rwakana Chrysostom among others.