The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola on Wednesday received two motor vehicles and eight motorcycles donated by Refugee Law Project under the Dutch embassy in Uganda to ensure security, especially to the refugee camps in Uganda.
The vehicles were handed over by H.E the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Henk Van Bakker. The Dutch ambassador said the project aims to secure peace and safety within and between refugee settlements and host communities.
‘‘I wish to underline the obligation that we all hold to ensure that these vehicles and motorcycles are put to use for the intended purpose. There shall be no misuse of these vehicles and motorcycles and whichever officer does so will be held accountable. The vehicles and the motorcycles will be used in policing refugee settlements in Adjumani and Lamwo districts’’ the IGP said.
Speaking at the event that was held at the Police Headquarters in Naguru, the IGP Ochola said the development marks an important milestone in the collective effort to secure life and property in a committed and professional manner in partnership with the public in order to promote development. ‘’ it demonstrates close relationship that exists between UPF and Refugee Law Project in promotion of justice for all’’ he added
He thanked the Refugee Law Project for their strong commitment to offering support to Uganda Police Force. ‘‘In particular, I am proud of the strong relationship the Kingdom of the Netherlands enjoys with UPF and hope that our cooperation continues to blossom.’’