The Police Council has appointed the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen.Muzeeyi Sabiiti to head a committee that would oversee the revival of the force’s Exodus Sacco.
The Police’s Exodus Sacco has for a number of years been in a mess with majority of the officers who save money with it complaining over mismanagement that had on several occasions seen them fail to withdraw their savings.
However, according to the deputy police spokesperson, the 25th Police Council meeting that sat last week appointed a committee to oversee the streamlining of the Sacco to return its lost glory.
“A steering committee constituted and chaired by the Deputy IGP, Director Human Resource, Chief Political Commissar, Police Undersecretary and Regional Police Commander, Aswa, SSP Ezekiel Emitu,”Namaye.
She said the steering committee will also have the Nakasongola DPC, ASP Patience Namara and Sgt Mukasa from Kajjansi police station who will be representing other ranks.
A number of police officers have always complained over the manner in which the Exodus Sacco is being run and early this year, there was a scuffle at its headquarters in Naguru as thousands of officers from various parts of the country tried to access their savings.
In the past, the Police Sacco that started in 2007 had nine regional centres in Masaka, Mbarara, Moroto, Gulu, Mbale, Hoima, Arua. Lira and Kabarole but these are no longer operating and officers from all over the country are supposed to come to its headquarters to withdraw their savings.
This has always created chaos at Naguru like it was witnessed early this year towards Easter when officers came to collect their festive packages.
A number of them were left cursing the management of the Sacco after returning home empty-handed, on top of using huge sums of money in transport to and from Naguru.
The Chief Political Commissar of the force, AIGP Asan Kasingye recently said the way the Sacco was being handled had seen some officers lose faith in it.
“It has led some members to lose faith in the Sacco. The process to sort management of the Sacco has been ongoing and we are to brief the Police Council,”Kasingye said before the Police Council could decide on what to do with the Sacco.