Veteran Joachim Buwembo was last week named Commissioner of Police (CP). he will hold the title of Media Consultant.
Buwembo has been in the highest Echelons of newspaper publishing IN East Africa, he worked for the New Vision as weekend Editor, Daily Monitor as Executive Editor,East African Newspaper as Editor and was founding editor of The Citizen News paper in Tanzania. Joachim was also part of the Rebellious team at Daily monitor that founded the Now Defunct Crusader News paper, he is also a Knight Development journalism fellow and this is the Experience he takes with him to Uganda’s Police force, whose image has been shattered over the years and its professionalism questioned.
Buwembo, who is also an OB of Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura (St Mary’s College Kisubi) confirmed this development on a Facebook forum where he said he will be helping the force under the program of community policing. He replaces Controversial Kenyan National Andrew Marunga whose contract police refused to extend.
This is what he posted
New Cop on the Block? After Cheeye, Allio, another journo picks up the gun? Not exactly. I just got me a short contract to set up a virtual resource centre to enable officers interact with communities and among themselves under the programme of Community Policing. Its the third contract I do for police in four years (first was diaries/calendars, then some teaching, now this resource centre which should be up and running and handed over to young officers to handle by November this year. So any tips on how to make this work are welcome.
For a good time now, Police has been heavily bashed on social media, especially Facebook and Buwembo is expected to counter this field first.