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Two Senior Female Police Officers Among 37 Graduates at Bwebajja College

Ganyana and Kutusa say the training will have a positive impact on their work going forward. Kutusa lauds AIGP Asan Kasingye who heads her Directorate for recommending her for the course. A total of 181 police officers have been trained since 2015 when the first cohort graduated at the college.Yet, the Police force has over 47, 000 personnel, most of whom are below the rank of Superindentent of police.
Minister for Internal Affairs Maj Gen.Otafiire (C) in a photo opp with the graduates

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Thirty-nine senior police officers have completed a year of training and studies at  Bwebajja Police Senior Command and Staff College Entebbe in Wakiso district.

Senior Superintendent of Police Zurah Ganyana, the head of the Uganda Police Force Press Unit and  Superintendent of Police Marion Kutusa, the Administration Officer at the Directorate of Chieftaincy of Political Commissionary, were the the only female officers who graduated.

Ganyana and Kutusa say the training will have a positive impact on their work going forward. Kutusa lauds AIGP Asan Kasingye who heads her Directorate for recommending her for the course.

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The Commissioner of Police Moses Kabugo Kafeero, the Commandant of the Senior Command and Staff College in Bwebajja, said that all 39 participants successfully completed the course. He added that this is the fifth cohort to graduate since the program started in 2014/2015. 

The police officers trained are in the ranks of Assistant commissioner of Police to Superintendent of Police.  Thirty four of them graduated with a master's degree in Peace and Conflict studies taught by Makerere University, while the rest graduated with a Master's degree in Security and Strategic Studies taught by Nkumba University. 

The course commenced on 9th April, 2021 and ended March 31st, 2022.

Apart from the two female officers, the other graduates included; ACP Peter F. Amai Ogwal, attached to the Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services, ACP Moses Otaala Obbo, Directorate of Welfare and Production and CP Patrick Onyango, spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Area among others.

Kafeero urged the senior police officers to become positive change agents wherever they will be deployed now that they have attained professional training to enhance their command and management competencies.

Maj. General Kahinda Otafiire, the Minister for Internal Affais, presided over the pass-out ceremony.  He urged the senior officers to perform their duty of keeping law and order by among others curbing corruption.

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A total of 181 police officers have been trained since 2015 when the first cohort graduated at the college. The Police force has over 47, 000 personnel, most of whom are below the rank of Superintendent of Police.

Otafiire says the college needs to train even lower cadres so as to create a critical mass of positive change agents in the Police force. "The most important officer is a Police Constable, not the Inspector General of Police. It is the constables who do most of the work so they need to be trained too," says Otafiire.

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Maj. General Geofrey Katsigazi Tumusiime, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, reiterated the need for Police officers to respect and protect the lives and property of Ugandans as their most important role.

He cautioned the officers against corruption and other issues  that have tarnished the  image of the police force.

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