Parliament Vets Deputy IGP
Parliament has vetted the newly appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen Geoffrey Katsigazi and the reappointed Commissioner General of Prisons Dr Johnson Byabasaija.
The Parliament’s Appointments Committee chaired by Deputy Speaker Anita Among vetted the commissioner General of Prisons Service Dr. Johnson Byabasaija, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Katsigazi and Board of Directors of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda following the recent nominations by President Yoweri Museveni.
Upon his vetting, Maj Gen. Geoffrey Katsigazi committed to transform the welfare of the police in terms of housing, logistics and remunerations.
Coming at time of terrorism threats, Katsigazi vowed to mobilize all sister agencies and the public to arrest the situation.
Katsigazi who replaces the slain Maj Gen. Paul Lokech who died in August last year, has also pledged to enhance the capacity of the investigating arm of police to ensure speedy effective, investigation of crimes.
Although, the committee has approved his appointment, some committee members led by the Chief Opposition Whip John Baptist Nambeshe protested the approval saying his deployment will over militarize the police force which is meant to be civil.
Some MPs condemned the recent deployment of more soldiers in the police force, warning that it’s going to exacerbate the issue of police brutality, and human rights violations.