Uganda’s Police Chief, General Kale Kayihura, has reshuffled senior police officers in what he says is a move to boost efficiency. Last evening, Hajji Ali Balimoyo, the Assistant Inspector General of Police who is the Director Administration authorized the transfer of 78 officers to new areas of deployment.
The transfers affect officers from the rank of commissioner of police (CP) to the rank of Assistant superintendent of Police (ASP).
Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police spokesperson, told the media on Wednesday morning that the transfers affected Interpol, Field Force Unit, UN Mission in South Sudan, Operations Command and Welfare.
She explained that the transfers are normal and take immediate effect. She said the transfers are aimed at enhancing service delivery to the people of Uganda.
According to the reshuffles, SCP Ely Womanya moves from police headquarters to Interpol as Deputy Director while CP Isabirye Haruna has been appointed Commander of Joint Operations at the police headquarters.
CP Fabian Amadia who was stationed at police headquarters shifts to the Oil & Gas sector as head of administration while CP Venancio Tumuhibise moves from the UN Mission to CIID headquarters.
Meanwhile, in the up country shakeup, ACP Hilary Kulayigye heads to Rwizi as Regional Police Commandant, leaving Bushenyi for Paul Nkore. ACP Martin Abilu who served as head of Makerere, Wandegeya and Ibanda police stations is now the new commandant Ntinda, Naguru Barracks.
ACP Wilson Kwanya leaves the UN Mission to Aswa as Regional police commander-RPC, while ACP Simon Peter Wafana goes to the Field Force Unit from Aswa.
ACP Raymond Otika Akubu has been shifted from the UN Mission to Directorate Interpol In Department of Peace Support and ACP David Ogallo has been transferred from police headquarters in Naguru to the Directorate of Welfare. ACP Otim who has been at Ntinda, Naguru Barracks will now serve in the Directorate of Human Resource Management.
Namaye said more names on the list have been sent to the affected stations. The list also includes those who have been transferred as OC stations, regional Police spokespersons and the police department of women affairs.
Below is the list of other transferred Police officers.
D/SSP TUMWINEJACKSON FROM GREATER BUSHENYI TO RWIZIAS REGIONAL CIID OFFICER.
SSP ECHOTU AGUPTUS FROM RWIZI TO FFU.
SSP OKOT ZAAKE FROM POLICE HDTRS TO REGPOL ASWA AS S/O.
SSP SEMAAMBO WILSON FROM CT TO CIID HDTRS.
SSP SEMAKULA MOSES FROM POLHTRS TO DIRECTORATE OF CPC.
AKWANGO ESTHER FROM POLIHDTRS TO WOMEN AFFAIR DEPT.
ONYIGGI DISON FROM MISSION APPOINTED D/ RPC WAMALA.
SSSP OCHAN BEN FROM POLIHTRS APOINTED D/ RPC BUSOGA NORTH.
SSP MUGISHA ELISHAM FROM UN MISSION TO BARRACKS ADMN.
D/SP OMOKO GEORGE FROM POLHTRS TO CIID HTHRS /COLLATION DEPT.
SP TUGIRIZE ALLAN FROM POLICE HTRS TO FFU.
SP WANDERA JEMADA FROM MISSION IS APPOINTED D/RPC KMP EAST.
SP WANDERA AKIIKI FROM POLHTRS TO REGPOL ALBERTINE.
SP OKURUT VINCENT IS REVERTED FROM CIID AND TRASFERED FROM POLHTRS TO FFU.
SP MURISHO MOSES FROM POLHTRS IS APPOINTED REG.PSO SEZIBWA.
SP KAIJA STEPHEN FROM POL HQTRS IS APPOINTED REG.PSO GREATER MASAKA.
SP MUHANGI HJERBERT FROM MISSION TO FLYING SQUARD AS D/COMDT.
SP MUZIRA ANDREW FROM MISSION TO PSF P/HQTS.
SP NAHUHYA ROSE FROM MISSION TO HRM AS A STAFF OFFICER.
SP NALWOGA SUSAN FROM DEPT OF HRM TO WOMENS’ DEPT.
SP KYANGUNGU APOLLO FROM NGORA TO WAKISO AS DPC
D/SP DOKA RAMATHAN FROM WAMALA TO KIIRA AS A REG CIID OFFICER.
D/SP BYABAGYE MOSES FROM KIIRA TO WAMALA AS REG CIID OFFICER.
D/SP BIRUNGI MILTON BEGUMAMU FROM TORORO TO GREATER BUSHENYI AS REG CIID OFFICER.
D/ASP MANGENI PHILIP FROM MUKONO TO KAPCHORWA AS DISTRICT CIID OFFICER.
D/ASP ZZIWA MUSA KAZIBWE FROM WAKISO TO TORORO AS DISTRICT CIID OFFICER.
ASP DDIBA MOSES FROM POL HQTRS TO DIRECTORATE OF WELFARE/PRODUCTION.
ASP ODEKE SAMMY FROM POL HQTRS TO FFU.
ASP MAFUNDO EMMANUEL FROM APAC TO NGORA AS DPC.
ASP MUHINDO MOSES FROM MOYO TO KIIRA EAST AS DPC.