- There are 15 armored personnel carriers and 50 riot control vehicles that will go to the Field Force Unit.
- These will go along way to help in crowd control management in the city
Police have acquired 65 new anti riot equipment and armored personnel carriers to help the force in policing the country.
The vehicles were handed over to the police top brass at a function held at the Police headquarters in Naguru a suburb of Kampala.
The deputy inspector general of police, Maj Gen said the new equipment is a testimony that the police is ready to protect Ugandans and their property.
He however urged commanders to ensure they are utilized and maintained well to ensure that they lasts long , adding that a huge sum of money has been sunk into purchasing them.
The police director for logistics, AIGP Richard Edyegu said the 65 include 15 armored personnel carriers and 50 riot control vehicles that will go to the Field Force Unit.
These will go along way to help in crowd control management in the city, in Karamoja Anti Stock Theft Unit(ASTU) operations against Karamojong warriors, to the Counter Terrorism Police and to the police component in Somalia as part of the African Union.
AIGP Edyegu added that the equipment will not only ease the police’s work but also help in transport and protecting of the forces while carrying out their policing duties.
He noted that the equipment would have arrived long ago but were disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic as factories were closed and manufacturing started later after the World Economies were reopened.
Another set of the equipment that is currently at Mombasa Port will soon arrive into the country.