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Police Hangar Nears Completion :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Police Hangar Nears Completion

Speaking to journalists, Tumusiime noted that the exterior structure, a standard fire station, water source, backup power systems, air conditioning systems, storage areas, and administration are complete. He says this will be followed by minimal technical fittings.
Police directors and other senior officers share a photo moment after inspecting the Jinja city's based police hangar.

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The construction of the police hanger at Kimaka airfield in Jinja city has reached 90 percent, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Tumusiime Katsigazi has revealed. He disclosed this shortly after inspecting the progress of the construction work on Tuesday afternoon.

Speaking to journalists, Tumusiime noted that the exterior structure, a standard fire station, water source, backup power systems, air conditioning systems, storage areas, and administration are complete. He says this will be followed by minimal technical fittings.

Tumusiime notes that the current hangar at Kimaka has ample space, adding that they will relocate all their aircraft and services from Kajjansi to Jinja city where more services shall be offered to both the force and targeted private clients.

The hangar will act as a servicing area for both police-manned aircraft and privately owned jets at a fixed cost to be determined by the police management. The hangar will also act as a central coordination area for the transportation of VIPs to their agreed destinations in different parts of the country.

Tumusiime says that the unit will also serve as the police’s aviation surveillance point for timely rescue operations and evacuation of the critically ill to high-grade hospitals.

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One of the engineers from Roko construction limited, who spoke on condition of anonymity since his superiors did not clear him to address the press, said that the hangar will accommodate an estimated 10 aircraft at a time.

He adds that the project suffered a setback during the lockdown when works stalled and the high commodity prices, which partly affected the initial cost of the entire project. He said his superiors are liaising with the police leadership to compute the exact costs of the project before commissioning.