The army officers who were recently appointed by President Museveni have assumed as police directors.
The ceremony to handover offices by the outgoing to the new directors was presided over by Maj.Gen.Muzeeyi Sabiti, the Deputy Inspector General of Police.
He urged them to feel at home whereas the outgoing police directors were commended for the job well done.
President Museveni two months ago appointed Brig.Jack Bakasumba, the former UPDF commandant of the Peace Support Operations Centre in Singo as the Chief of Joint Staff in the Police Force, a new position.
Col.Sserunjogi Ddamulira, who was the director of counter-terrorism at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, the army’s intelligence wing was appointed the new director in charge of police crime intelligence
He replaced George Chombe who was appointed deputy director Interpol.
Brig Geoffrey Golooba, who was Uganda’s military attaché in Moscow, Russia was appointed the new police director in charge of Human Resource Development and Training to replace Moses Balimwoyo, who was sent to Interpol as the new director.
Col Jessy Kamunanwire was appointed the new director of Human Resource and Administration to replace Haruna Isabirye, who was sent to New York as police attaché.
A number of people have always argued that deploying army officers into the Police force is meant to militarise the latter.