The minister of State for Internal Affairs, David Muhoozi has urged CID officers to understand and promote the goals of the government in keeping law and order.
He stated that the officers can do this by also maintaining peace and stability, to foster socio-economic development and transformation.
He made the remarks on Tuesday while paying a courtesy visit to CID headquarters in Kibuli where he met all the heads of departments and regional CID officers.
“This is a good calling you have chosen, but one with lots of expectations. The challenge to you is to either be as tall as the expectations we have in you, of erasing the trust deficit in CID and Police generally and being the seeds for a respectable, accountable, effective and professional CID/ police force,” he said.
The minister emphasized the need for discipline among the officers.
“You need to be disciplined; you need to be ideologically clear. You need to be patriotic and loyal to your country, be smart and curious,” said Muhoozi.
He urged the officers to always be on top of the game, to beat crime in all its aspects- homicide, narcotics, sexual offences, cybercrime, and crime against the state among others.