Some police officers, according to a source, have threatened to sue Sabiiti and his committee, saying they can’t take over the Sacco management since they are not members of the Sacco. During the Police Council last week, it was resolved that the management of Police Exodus SACCO be restructured due to endless scandals.
Details have emerged
on why the first meeting of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Major Gen.
Stephen Sabiiti Muzeyi as chairman of the Police Exodus SACCO was abruptly
postponed on Friday.
The Annual General Meeting
was called off in a communication issued by the Assistant Commissioner of
Police –ACP, Emmanuel Muheirwe to directors, heads and commanders of different
units. He however, didn’t give reasons for calling off the meeting.
“This is to inform the
meeting has been postponed to December 13. Commanders are required to inform
delegates to report to police headquarters on December 12 at 14oo hours without
fail for accreditation,” reads ACP Muheirwe message.
Sources claim that the
meeting was abruptly called after junior officers expressed dissatisfaction
with the newly appointed committee taking over the management of Exodus SACCO claiming
that their money has always been swindled by top police managers.
asked for the postponement of the meeting in order to first understand why
junior officers were questioning the new committee from taking over the Sacco
management. Exodus Sacco is worth more than Shillings 20 billion.
Some police officers,
according to a source, have threatened to sue Sabiiti and his committee, saying
they can’t take over the Sacco management since they are not members of the
Sacco. During the Police Council last week, it was resolved that the management
of Police Exodus SACCO be restructured due to endless scandals.
The Police SACCO has
30000 members who are majorly officers of lower ranks from Police Constable to
Inspector of Police. Top police commanders from the rank of Assistant
Commissioner of Police –ACP to IGP reportedly have their internal SACCO were
they deposit their monthly savings.
This has been
contentious issue where junior officers question why top senior ranking
officers allegedly borrow money from their SACCO yet they are not members. Junior officers have
often come to the media crying foul over the inability to access their savings
yet police deducts money from their monthly salaries claiming they are being
saved for their future use.
Some officers say they
are made to pay twice the amount they borrow from the SACCO. In most cases,
junior officers have almost gone physical with Exodus SACCO management led by
Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP Henry Kalulu accusing them of conniving
with top echelons to misuse their savings.
Some officers quietly petitioned parliament to intervene. As a result, MP
tasked Sabiiti to explain what was happening with junior officer’s savings. In
response, he promised to come up with measures to end queries on how member’s
saving are being handled.
The Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye, confirmed that during the Police
Council meeting, a steering committee chaired by Gen Sabiiti was set up
purposely to streamline the management of Exodus SACCO.
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Other members of the
steering committee are Assistant Inspector General of Police –AIGP Asan
Kasingye, who is also the Chief Political Commissar –CPC Uganda Police Forces,
Director Human Resource Management –HRM, Col. Jesse Kamunanwire, Police Under
Secretary Aggrey Wunyi, Aswa Regional Police Commander –RPC Senior
Superintendent of Police –SSP Ezekiel Emitu and Sgt Mukasa from Kajjansi
representing other ranks.