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.
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.