The Uganda Police Force has stepped up community policing in the Rwenzoris to deal with the current security threats in the region.
Police commanders say the activities of groups such as the Allied Democratic Forces in neighboring DR. Congo cannot be left to security organs but rather need community support to be dealt with.
Muleterwa Anatoli, the Commissioner for Community Policing in the Uganda Police Force, says that the current security threats are raising a need for the forces to be more connected with the local community than before in order to fulfill their mandate.
Anatoli who met some local leaders, traders, and bar owners in Kasese town added that security sensitization campaigns are continuing to increase people’s vigilance about the scares within the country.
Gordon Kandole, the chairperson of bar owners and operators in Kasese, says that they have increased their security surveillance and including deployment of security guards, entrances checks and surveillance cameras to deal with un lawlessness. Mr. Kandole speaking…….
Mr. Charles Agaba Munyere, the operation manager for the Kasese abattoir asked for security deployment to deal with the increasing cases of theft in the town.
Mr. Johnstone Bagonza, a taxi driver in Kasese municipality asked for mass sensitization by the police about terror acts to all the communities at the border points. END