Police in Need of UGX 900M for Regional Meeting

Uganda police is in need of more than 900 million shillings to host the 19th Annual General Meeting of the Eastern Africa Police Cooperation EAPCO.
Uganda police is in need of more than 900 million shillings to host the 19th Annual General Meetings of the Eastern Africa Police Cooperation (EAPCO).


Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura is currently seeking fundraisers to support the force raise hit the budget of Shillings 1.5 billion that will facilitate activities during the AGM scheduled two weeks from today.


Documents in the police finance office that Uganda Radio Network has seen indicate that police currently only has shillings 600 million for the AGM.


Last week, top police management held a dinner at Serena Hotel to try and fundraise the Shillings 900 million but only Shillings 15 million was collected.


The police spokesperson Asan Kasingye confirmed the fundraising but was unable to reveal any details.


"We held the fundraising cocktail last Friday with an aim of raising funds to support the activities but the IGP will hold a special briefing to give details on this particular subject," Kasingye said.


The activities that will require funding include the EAPCO Games, the police Chiefs meeting, EAPCO criminal investigation meeting, the General meeting, accommodation for delegates, feeding and fuel for transportation among others.


The EAPCO activities are scheduled to begin on 24th August and end on September 2 will be attended by at least six of the 12 member countries of EAPCO. The regional police grouping brings together Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Seychelles, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia.


The six countries whose police forces have confirmed participation include; Tanzania, Kenya,  Burundi, Rwanda, Sudan and South Sudan as well as the host Uganda.


The games will include competitions in football, netball, athletics, Taekwondo, Boxing and Shooting using Sub machine gun (SMG) riffles.