The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) has stepped up investigations into various officer misconduct cases at INTERPOL head offices in Kololo which have left the image of the establishment dented.
For a longtime, Uganda Police had been grappling with furnishing its internal imagine as several of its officers previously participated in criminality until the entire administration was overhauled, some rogue cops detained while others since ran into self exile.
The appointment of Maj. General Sabiiti and Martin Okoth Ochola as IGP was welcomed by the public as a new measure of combating misconduct that ruined the force.
Whereas some of the directorates which were questioned have since improved, INTERPOL has however, taken a nosedive with corruption taking toll, systems breaking down, incompetence, favoritism, among others.
It should be noted that this is very sensitive directorate that deals with many foreigners but the unscrupulous officers of INTERPOL mind less on tarnishing their imagine.
This website, a fortnight conducted an investigation which revealed very illicit undertakings that occur at INTERPOL.
For example, the law stipulates that the directorate must award certificate of good in not less than 2 weeks, but shockingly some individuals in town have been able to get these documents in one day while others are delayed up to six months.
“It depends on how you approach these officers. If you give a good bribe they will do what you want. If you don’t they will frustrate you,” said a source.
INTERPOL director AIGP Moses Balimwoyo had earlier acknowledged cases of corruption in his department earlier.
In an extensive interview with this website at his office Balimwoya said he “had taken action against those dirty officers.”
“I suspended them. I don’t joke.”But Balimwoyo’s actions haven’t saved the situation.
We have established afresh that every table you go to, you either leave “kintu kidigo” (bribe) or step aside and they work on those who have
The department is in total breakdown. For example, no clearance has been made for the whole of last week.
The delays, unfortunately affect labour companies which register mass individuals who are seeking employment abroad.
Some labour companies which asked not to be named are stuck with 600 to 1000 workers who have not obtained clearance after applying for close to three months.
“INTERPOL says each individual must pay shs 79000 at the head offices. But some labour recruitment companies suggested that they could pay to the bank and present receipts as evidence to able to expedite the process which authorities denied,” said a source.
“Because they know they will be losing a chance to solicit money from us,” a source added.
The delay further is in registration on the terminal machines. The systems’ network is always down.
“Generally the situation is deplorable,” added a source.
These concerns have been raised in a meeting convened by line Minister Frank Tumwebaze, attended State House anti-corruption unit head Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, owners of Labour Recruitment companies and INTERPOL director.
Maj. Gen. Muzeyi Sabiiti who learnt of these dirty dealings that leave police in disrepute has promised to take a stern action against INTERPOL officers.
“We shall investigate fully and take full action,” Sabiiti who looked unaware told this website.
Mr. Sabiiti wondered whether AIGP Balimwoyo is aware of these dirty dealings happening in his office.
Asked how long he will take to streamline the department, Sabiiti said it will be soon.
Uganda Police endoserses Ykee Benda to pen down song against gender based violence
The Uganda police recently tasked singer Ykee Benda to produce a song to fight gender based violence and the singer in a fortnight has had results. Ykee Benda today presented his project and has been well received.
We are not sure how much he has bagged from this deal but we can confirm he will be the voice of the Uganda police regarding the subject.
Photos: Nile Special 5s returns for Season 2
The annual Nile Special 5-aside football tournament makes a return for the second successive year following a very successful inaugural campaign at the end of which the Ugandan ladies emerged African champions.
The national premier social football league is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, 4th April in Arua and Kabale at Police Grounds and Main Stadium respectively revealed the brand manager Francis Nyende during the launch of the soccer showpiece today at Fast Fusion Sports.
The unique social league is scheduled to extend its reach to various new regions in an effort to cultivate friendship bonds beyond one’s geographical borders.
“The first edition of the Nile Special 5s was a great one for us as a country. Our girls set the bar quite high and it’s up to the teams to rise to the occasion this year. The feat will certainly be harder to replicate because Uganda is no longer a little known entity in this tournament. We are giants,” said Nyende.
“But the journey starts here at home,” added Nyende. “Teams have to first be national champions before they can conquer Africa. All one has to do is to buy 5 Nile Special beers and register his or her team of five to take part in the competition; first the preliminary level, then the regionals and the grand finale. It’s the winner that this stage that gets the opportunity to represent the county at the continental tournament that will be in South Africa between the 16th and 20th of July 2020.”
Unlike the previous tournament, the national representatives will be escorted by 10 fans to the continental showpiece. To stand a chance to be among the lucky fans, one is required to participate in the Samuel Eto consumer promotion. Information on participation is available on our social media platforms.
In 2018 the campaign launched with six countries mainly from the Southern parts of Africa: South Africa, Zambia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and east African country, Tanzania. Last year, saw a major step-up with the addition of three more countries in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda. In addition to widening the leagues footprint into other countries, a women’s division was introduced to the League.
The 2020 edition is set to make an even bigger impact across the continent as the tournament will be extended from eight to 16 countries in both the men and women’s division. Furthermore, the tournament will be opened to amateur and professional players.
This showpiece will see two Continental final winning teams,each bag an all-expenses paid trip to the Serie A classic derby between Inter Milan and AC Milan later this year, hosted by the renowned legend and Africa 5s ambassador Samuel Eto’o.
5 year Mystery: Who Killed Akay 47?
By Ntambi Jimsal
It is now Five years since the super talented Young dancehall artist one Emmertone Mayanja Also Famously known as Akay 47 Died .
Ugandans especially His fans and Friends still question the family, Team No Sleep boss Jeff Kiwa and Police what really took their star but up to now they haven’t received any reply from the above mentioned parties.
It should be noted that Akay 47 died from Nsambya Hospital after getting unknown attack at Team No Sleep Bar and club known as Deejavu in Kansanga which is currently rebranded as Dons club .
According to the allegations, they were some people at this Bar who were chilling with Akay 47 in this bar and one of the names mentioned is Mumbere who disappeared after the death of this youngster and rumours had it that up to now the guy is hiding in Kasese at the Border of Congo in the place known as Bwera.
This brings many questions to us , Why Mumbere who was a bouncer and at the same time a cleaner at Deejavu disappeared after Akay47 ‘s incident?
Why was he not arrested? And so many other factors .
Akay 47 got his breakthrough song Champion in 2011, he continued to release other hit songs like , Yono, Kaleba , Moving Star , Nalongo wange , Tukikolemu and he died after releasing his first gospel song dubbed as Ndimulokole .
Ugandans miss this talented boy and they really need to know what exactly killed their star.
Why General Tumukunde’s sons were arrested last night
Security personnel last night stormed General Tumukunde’s home in kololo and arrested his two sons, a reliable source has told this website. The two sons Phillip Tumukunde and Amanya Nduhura Tumukunde were arrested at around 10:45pm last night and detained at different Police station.
It is said that after the arrest of their father on Thursday night, the sons were also picked from home by Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force and were taken for further search. According to our source, like how General Tumukunde’s arrested still remain unknown to the general public, his sons arrest for further search also remains unclear.
General Tumukunde who was arrested with a total of 16 other people are said to not have been attended to by their lawyers and the dates for them to appear in court are yet to be disclosed. General Tumukunde last week joined the number of candidates ready to vie for the Presidential seat next year as he declared his bid for Presidency.
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