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Police resumes feeding troops

Uganda Police Force has resumed feeding low- ranking personnel two years after it stopped.

Police stopped the feeding programme in 2016 with the exception of Field Force Police personnel, citing lack of funds.

However, police management resolved early this year to reintroduce the facilitation both in the field and at duty stations. The standing orders provide for feeding of police officers below the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police.

IGP Okoth Ochola (R) with his deputy Muzeyi Sabiiti

Officers at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and above receive feeding and housing allowances on top of their salaries. The feeding allowance is Shs 15,000 per day.

Low-ranking officers are entitled to breakfast and lunch. The lunch comprises posho and beans and on special occasions rice and beef. 

Those on special duty get breakfast, lunch and supper as well as water and dry rations, including biscuits, baked beans and beef.

Deputy police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said in an interview that all officers on duty are already receiving meals.


0 #1 rubangakene 2018-08-15 18:28
Of late the policemen with big bellies - "mafuuta miingi" have been edited out of official at press photos; why?

Is it because they have gone for retraining to get rid of their 'fat tummies' or the police want to present an impoverished, underfed police force. You can't deceive us.

Police officers now live in exceptional luxuries in Muyenga and Kololo and mix with Ambassadors. No wonder the crime rate has gone up. Why should we feed these corrupt force, eh?
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-1 #2 muhumuza Godfrey 2018-08-15 20:59
It's agood move if its not abused because its now only big men in small container who will benefits likely to sale posho and beans so.

My request to igp to put their acomittee for monitoring that programs are pipo eating food, are beans fried, is porridge with sugar those are things to be dealt with,
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