600 university students get police training

Kampala- At least 600 university students have been passed out after undergoing a one-week training in policing and political ideology.

The training was part of a wider plan to encourage youth to participate in government programmes.

While passing them out at the Police Training School at Kabalye, Masindi District at the weekend, President Museveni said youth should identify and solve societal challenges and help awaken the population to exploit available resources for wealth creation.

“Similarly for leaders, citizens and academicians, you must do a diagnosis of problems in your society and find solutions to those problems,” the President said.

The students were from Makerere University, Uganda Christian University, Gulu University, Makerere University Business School, among other institutions.

President Museveni presented a paper titled: “Historical mission of our generation: The role of intellectual youth in Uganda and Africa”.

Meanwhile, last Tuesday, Gen Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police, held meetings with LC3 chairpersons and councillors from the central region at the same school.

Although the meeting was closed, Gen Kayihura said it was in preparation for the roll out of the community policing strategy countrywide.

“Community policing is about building partnership between the police and different communities. We must look at vulnerable communities first,” Gen Kayihura said.

abagala@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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