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Private Security Guards In Hoima To Undergo Refresher Courses

Samuel Kisembo, the Hoima Resident district commissioner-RDC told Uganda Radio Network on Friday that during the district security committee meeting, they all agreed that all private security companies should allow their guards have refresher course since most of them are incompetent.
Samuel Kisembo,The Hoima Resident District Commissioner-RDC Addressing the press on Friday

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All Private Security Guards operating in Hoima district are to undergo compulsory refresher courses that are to be conducted by the Uganda People forces - UPDF. The resolution to have the security guards undergo compulsory refresher courses was reached during a district security committee held on Thursday.  

Samuel Kisembo, the Hoima Resident district commissioner - RDC told Uganda Radio Network that during the district security committee meeting, they all agreed that all private security companies should allow their guards undergo refresher courses since most of them are incompetent.  

He says most of the private security guards are not physically fit to handle guns and defend themselves in case of any attacks by thugs in their places of operation.  

He further explains that some of the guards have not been given sufficient training on how to defend themselves while at work saying that is why many guns have been taken away from the guards by thugs in Hoima town.  

Kisembo says following the trend in insecurity in the country, private security guards need to be equipped with the relevant security training, skills and techniques to handle such a situation.

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There are over ten private security companies operating in Hoima town including Ankar security company limited, Securiko Uganda Limited, Saracen security company limited, Star React security company limited, 4GS Security company limited and Express Security Company limited among others.  

In the past three years a number of guns have been stolen from private security guards operating in Hoima district and majority of the guns have not been recovered to date.  

In January 2019 unidentified robbers snatched a Semi-Automatic Rifle-SAR from a Private Security Guard attached to Star React Security Company. The guard had been deployed to Guard Sona Pharmacy along Hoima Fort Portal Road in Hoima Municipality.  

But before in February 2018, thugs attacked and robbed a gun from a private security guard attached to Ankar security Group Company limited. He had been deployed to guard a motorcycle selling point in Kiryatete in Hoima town.  

 

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