18,400 Crime Preventers Commissioned

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The crime preventers have been trained to help reduce crime in the village level. President Yoweri Museveni says these should be exemplary to other residents in wealth creation.

Over 18,000 crime preventers have been passed out, to help police fight crime at the villages. The 18,400 members have been undergoing basic training on how to support police and other authorities in fighting simple community crimes.

The new crime preventers were passed out by President Yoweri Museveni, who asked them to be good examples to the public. The president says the best way to fight crime is to embrace wealth creation.

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Presiding over the function at Nyakasanga playground, president Museveni commended the crime preventers' concept. He says these should focus on fighting murder, theft and promoting commercialization of agriculture.

The president says the country does not have the money to pay the crime preventers, but promised to provide them with capital to engage in productive activities.

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Meanwhile, the Uganda Police Force has created a new region as one way of extending its services nearer to the people. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura
announced that the region will be named Rwenzori East with its offices in Kasese District.
Gen. Kayihura noted that the new region will house only two districts of Kasese and Rubirizi and with a Regional Police Commander (RPC).

President Museveni continued to preach value addition, commending Bukonzo Joint factory in Kasese district, that processes local coffee. It also gives support to isolated farmers ion the area to raise good quality coffee that would previously be cheaply bought, or go to waste.