At least 163
police officers in the West Nile region are set to retire in the next five
The officers are drawn from the districts of Koboko, Maracha, Terego,
Arua City, Arua, Madi Okollo Nebbi, Pakwach, and Zombo.
the officers were taken through psychological orientation by a team from the Police
headquarters and Ministry of Public Service.
Geoffrey Musana, the Deputy Director of Human Resource Uganda Police Force who is
heading the team said the orientation is aimed at ensuring that proper
documentation is prepared early and educating the officers on how to put their
retirement benefits to proper use.
Musana, the Uganda Police Force is set to establish a Retired Police Officers
Association to roll out further guidance to retired officers. He said that ignoring psychosocial well-being
will be a mistake.
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Some of the police
officers welcomed the orientation saying, many of their colleagues who didn’t
prepare sufficiently for retirement died while others are suffering from abject poverty
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Angucia the Police Spokesperson for West Nile said the training will help the
retiring officers to use their resources well and live longer after work.
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police records, between 500 and 1,000 Police officers are set to retire countrywide
within the next five years.