The Inspector General of Police Esq Martin Okoth Ochola has this afternoon promoted the Uganda Police athletes that represented Uganda at the just ended Commonwealth games in Gold Coast, Australia.
SPC Joshua Cheptegei who won two gold medals in the 5000 and 10000 metres has been regraded to Police Constable and then appointed to the rank of Inspector of Police in addition to receiving a token of Shs10million.
SPC Stella Chesang who won gold medal in the 10000 metres women’s event was also re-graded to Police Constable and appointed to the rank of Inspector of Police also with a token of five millions.
SPC Chelengat Mercyline who won bronze medal in 10000 metres was re-graded to the rank of police constable and appointed to the rank of Assistant Inspector of police and given a token of Shs3million
SPC Chemonges Robert was re-graded to the rank of police constable and given a token 1,000,000.
SPC Ayikoru Scovia was re-graded to the rank of police constable (PC) and given Shs1million
SPC Shida Leni has been re-graded to the rank of Police Constable and given a token of Shs1million.
SPC Lalam Josephine has re-graded to the rank of Police Constable and given Shs1million.
ASP Kiwa Faustino was given a token of two million shilling.
SPC Njia Benjamin has been re-graded to the rank of police constable appointed to the rank of inspector of police and given a token of two million shilling.
In his remarks IGP Ochola noted that “I’m certainly that you endured the deepest pain to reach the current success, but you never sacrificed your deepest values. Despite the struggle, you didn’t fail the Uganda Police Force, the country and the continent. You have the full support of the Police and I stand here to promise, commit and endorse that.”
“You have climbed to the top, you should be proud of yourself but aim higher,” Ochola added.
The IGP assigned a double cabin pick up to the team to assist in their movements during their training in Sebei region which he said will be followed by a 30-seater mini bus in duecourse.