By Denis Okot
Uganda Police Force has confirmed its readiness to participate in the forthcoming Inter forces games (16th edition) due to be held at Queen Elizabeth conservation area in Kasese.
This was during a joint media launch of the 2022 games at Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters in Kampala this Wednesday 7th September.
The Director Welfare, Production and Sports, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Charles Birungi represented the IGP at launch. He pledged full support for the event that nurture talent and co-operation among the sister forces.
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Uganda Police is ready to participate in all the eight disciplines identified for this year and we shall be fully in it and we pledge goodworking relations with our sister forces for continuity of these games.”Said the Director, AIGP Charles Birungi.
He added that, “These games enhance cooperation beyond fieldwork of operations and its one element that unites us where more than 1000 personnel from different forces come together and share ideas with one another.”
The Director said this year’s theme dubbed “Interforces Collaboration a Key to Effective Wildlife Protection” is very relevant since the forces are all obliged to protect the environment because of its importance to humanity.
He reaffirmed that at the back of our minds, it is everybody’s responsibility to protect wildlife and the environment in particular.
“As Police together with other stakeholders involved in the protection of wildlife, we shall provide protection and work towards achieving the theme set since its key for the future of this planet.”
Uganda police has eleven sports disciplines such as Football, Athletics, Boxing, Taekwondo, Volleyball among others, all of which support talent development specifically among the youth and create employment opportunities.
“The force promotes growth of talents and create employment to over 200 personnel which is key in youth mobilisation and community policing as a strategy of fighting crime.” AIGP Birungi noted.
This year’s sporting event is hosted by Uganda Wildlife Authority will be held in Queen Elizabeth National park at Mweya between 22th and 30th September 2022. Only athletics will be held on 19th at Bombo Military Barracks.
The grand opening will be convened on 22nd September 2022 by the Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities at Uganda Wildlife Research and Training Institute, Katwe.
The games will include,
- Shooting Range, darts and Volleyball.