President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni stressed the importance of patriotism to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) officers, highlighting its crucial role in fostering the prosperity of Ugandan citizens.

Speaking at State House-Entebbe during a lecture to CID officers undergoing a refresher course at Kabalye Police Training School, President Museveni emphasized the significance of patriotism in guiding the country’s authority. He urged every policeman, soldier, and civil servant to embrace patriotism, citing its role in nurturing love for Uganda and addressing the needs of its people.

President Museveni recalled the historical mission set during their student movement days in the 1960s, which prioritized creating prosperity for Ugandans. He emphasized the importance of addressing fundamental needs such as food security, better housing, healthcare, education, and access to markets to achieve prosperity.

Highlighting the need to move beyond sectarian divisions, President Museveni underscored the importance of patriotism over religious and tribal affiliations. He explained that emphasizing patriotism fosters unity and national development.

President Museveni outlined the NRM’s principles of prosperity and strategic security, emphasizing the importance of Pan Africanism in realizing Uganda’s potential within the East African and African markets.

CID Director, AIGP Tom Magambo, expressed gratitude to President Museveni for his insightful guidance and outlined CID’s efforts to align with the strategic priorities outlined by the President. He emphasized the importance of mindset change and strategic deployment of officers to effectively combat crime and address emerging threats such as land conflicts and drug trafficking.

Looking ahead, CID aims to enhance its capabilities through tailored training programs and improved stakeholder engagement. Plans are underway to establish a state-of-the-art call center to better serve the public and address their concerns.

AIGP Godfrey Golooba highlighted the ongoing efforts to enhance training facilities, including the relocation of CID Training School to Kabalye Police Training School and plans to redevelop existing police training schools to meet modern standards.

Monica Mbabazi

Monica Mbabazi is a celebrated multimedia Ugandan Journalist currently working as a news anchor on Top Radio and BTM Television. She is also a writer with Plus News Uganda.

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