The police management in charge of the Exodus Sacco has summoned the Annual General Meeting for the Sacco where its new leadership will be elected.
In a message sent out to various police units, the Annual General Meeting that was meant to be held on November 29 has been postponed to December 12.
“This is to inform you that the meeting has been postponed to 13, December 2019 and unit commanders are required to inform all delegates to report at Police headquarters on 12, December at 1400hrs without fail for accreditation,” the message from ACP Emmanuel Muheirwe reads in part.
This is the first Annual General Meeting in a period of three years for the police Sacco amidst financial challenges and mismanagement claims.
The Nile Post has however, learnt that during the Annual General Meeting, new leadership for the Sacco will be elected following a resolution by the Police Council to put in place a nine-member steering committee to oversee the revival.
Last week, police chief political commissioner Asan Kasingye said the Police Council had resolved that the chairperson of the Sacco should be at the rank of Commission of Police.
Earlier, several officers had applied to contest for the position of the chairperson of the Sacco but following the Police Council resolution, new applications have been received in regards the same.
“Those who had earlier applied and were below the rank of Commissioner have been trashed by the steering committee and now receiving new applications,” a source privy to the matter told the Nile Post.
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.
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 last week.
The nine- member steering committee appointed by the Police Council is headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj.Gen.Muzeeyi Sabiiti.