The giveaway paves way for the construction of headquarters for the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions – DPP and the Uganda Prisons Service – UPS among others. JLOS will in turn construct at least a 21,000 square meters of office space for the police headquarters in exchange for the land.
The Uganda Police Force has given away 4.5 acres of its prime land in Naguru, Kampala, to the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) to construct its headquarters.
The JLOS offices are expected to be a one-stop centre for all players in the sector.
The giveaway paves way for the construction of headquarters for the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions – DPP and the Uganda Prisons Service – UPS among others.
JLOS will in turn construct at least a 21,000 square meters of office space for the police headquarters in exchange for the land.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, the police Director for Non-Human Resources, Godfrey Bangirana, confirmed the move that will give the Uganda Police Force a seven-storey building.
Recently the Police Force headquarters moved from Parliament Building where they were paying 100million shillings per month as rent to Naguru and occupied the new headquarters of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CIID).
According to Bangirana, police has already alerted over 100 families that were staying on the land to prepare to be moved to Busunju police station on Hoima road.
Bangirana says there will be a bus to move both officers and their children between Busunju and Kampala city.
Meanwhile the police have ordered all senior police officers right from the rank of Inspector and above to relocate from the houses they were occupying in Naguru and Ntinda barracks.
Deputy Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says some of the officers who have been moved from the JLOS land would move into these houses.
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Senior police officers are not supposed to occupy houses in the police barracks because their housing allowance is consolidated in their salaries so they can rent houses outside the barracks.
At Naguru, JLOS has already taken over the land to start building police headquarters just next to the new CIID building.
In the same area police set up a modern forensic laboratory that was built after the force gave away their Senior Police Officers Mess in Bugolobi a Kampala suburb to a private developer.
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