The Mulanda sub county chairperson Jimmy Othieno Stones welcomed the police station noting that it’s going to help combat crimes in the area and this will facilitate their bid for getting district. The entire west Budama County has no functional police station and people have been relying on Tororo police Station for police services.
Mulanda sub county in Tororo district, the home to the Inspector General of Police, Martins Okoth Ochola has finally got a police station. It it worth shillings 500 million.
The state minister for defense Jacob Markson Oboth, on Wednesday commissioned the Police station in the sub county which has been 19.3km to the nearest Police station in Tororo town.
The Minister said that after the sub county getting a police station, their eyes now on lobbying for a magistrate's court to enable easy dispensation of justice.
The Mulanda sub county chairperson Jimmy Othieno Stones welcomed the police station noting that it’s going to help combat crime in the area and this will facilitate their bid for getting district.
He said there was high criminality in the entire west Budama County because of the absence of a functional police station and that people would move to Tororo to access police services which had become expensive in terms of transport and time.
The Tororo district chairperson John Okea noted that the construction of this police station at Mulanda is going to remove transportation burdens from residents who had to move long distances in trying to access police services.
Okea in the same vein asked the Uganda police administration to consider providing the station with a sniffer dog to aide in investigations.
Tororo Resident District Commissioner Nixon Owole asked the police force to consider establishing these modern stations in Kwapa town council, Corner in Osukuru town council and Nagongera town council as well as Iyolwa town council so that the district can be in better position to fight crimes.
Owole also called for the establishment of judicial services to accompany the police to avoid a situation where the police in Mulanda will be stuck with suspects hence forcing them to give bond which he believes will make the general public suspicious of the police.
The director of production, welfare and sports at the Uganda police AIGP Andrew Sorowen warned regional and district police commanders against seeking money for fuel from the general public stating that such moves tantamount to corruption.
He also asked the LCI chairpersons to come up with registration books in their village that will have data of all residents of that particular area, which will make it easier for them to identify strangers who may cause insecurity.
Sorowen noted that the community should chase away police officers from joints because their misconduct after taking alcohol is tainting the image of the police.
Ojangole Denis, a resident of Mulanda sub county welcomed the police station in the sub county saying that the absence of a police station in their proximity had fueled crimes and that they also had to move long distances to Tororo town to access Police services.