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Police Resumes Feeding Low Ranking Officers

The Deputy Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says all officers on duty are already receiving meals.

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 Uganda Police Force has resumed feeding low ranking personnel two years after it stopped.

Police stopped feeding low ranking personnel in 2016 with the exception of Field Force Police (FFP) personnel citing lack of funds to buy food.

 

However, police management resolved early this year to resume feeding all low ranking officers both in the field and at their duty stations effective this financial year. 

The standing orders provide for feeding of police officers below the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police- ASP.

 

Officers at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and above receive feeding and housing allowances on top of their salaries. The feeding allowance is Shillings 15,000.

 

The low ranking officers are entitled to breakfast and Lunch. However, most of the lunch comprising of posho and beans and on special occasions rice and beef. 

Those on special duty get breakfast, lunch and supper as well as water and dry ration comprised of biscuits, baked beans and beef.

 

The Deputy Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says all officers on duty are already receiving meals.

 

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Asked why they don't take advantage of the low cost of maize, which is going up for as low as Shillings 150, a kilogram and stock up for future use, Onyango, said they don't have storage facilities.

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Currently, police buys a Kilogram of maize flour at Shillings 2000 from its suppliers.

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