UGANDAN, RWANDAN POLICE CHIEF HOLD TALKS OF EAST AFRICA POLICE ORGANIZATION MEETING

KAMPALA, Uganda's Inspector-General of Police (IGP), General Kale Kayihura, has held talks here with his Rwandan counterpart, Emmanuel Gasana, here Monday ahead of the upcoming annual meeting of the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Co-operation Organization (EAPCCO) here next week.

Uganda Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye, who did not reveal details of their discussions here Monday, said Uganda would be hosting the 1st EAPCCO Games, to be staged at the Uganda Christian University (UCU) sports grounds in Mukono and at the Kigo range under the theme "Promoting Community Policing and Regional Co-operation through Sports".

About 400 participants are expected to compete in the games which will include volleyball, boxing, taekwondo, football, netball, athletics and shooting.

Uganda's police authorities revealed a fortnight ago that the rise in cases of human trafficking and car thefts in East Africa would top of the agenda when police chiefs from the sub-region meet in Kampala for their summit on Aug 24 to seek ways to combat cross-border crimes in an era of free movements of people, goods and services across the sub-region in the spirit of integration.

Addressing a media conference at Police headquarters in Naguru here, Uganda Interpol (International Police Organization) chief Fred Yiga said the EAPCCO meeting would discuss ways to tackle transnational crimes. During the meeting, the East African police chiefs will also discuss illegal drugs, terrorism, cyber and financial crimes and environmental crimes.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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