By Jolly Gwari and Agencies
Germany Embassy has donated two double cabin pick-ups, ten motorcycles and four cameras to the Uganda Police Force. The donation was received by the Deputy Inspector General of Police; Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeyi at the police headquarters Naguru on Wednesday.
Handing over the vehicles, Germany ambassador to Uganda, Dr. Conze Albrecht said the donation is a continuation of a long time Uganda-Germany relationship.
“The cooperation is going to continue not only in material support but also in helping and exposing Uganda Police to modern ways of police work” he said. Varying the items, the Deputy IGP Maj Sabiiti thanked the Germany government for their continued support to the Uganda Police Force.
“This is an enormous support to the Uganda Police Force by your Government. It is an illustration of the strong relationship that exists between the two sister countries.
It is also a demonstration of the fact that fighting crime, which has now taken a transnational dimension, is a responsibility of every country.
Through His Excellency, we would like to thank your Government for the continued support,” Maj. Gen Sabiiti said adding, “This support will not only help us to fight crime within Ugandan but also cross border crimes under regional continental and international policing arrangement, your continued support in different investigation disciplines such as drug trafficking, terrorism, and money laundering is highly appreciated.”
This is not the first the Germany Government is supporting the Uganda Police in the capacity building through training, transport and equipment provision. The force previously benefited from courses in the areas of Crime Scene Management, Homicide investigations, Narcotic Drug investments and training of trainers courses.