By Kampala Post Reporter
The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has this afternoon promoted the Uganda police athletes that represented Uganda at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.
SPC Joshua Cheptegei who won two gold medals in 5000 and 10000 metres has been re-graded to the police constable and then appointed to the rank of Inspector of Police in addition to a token of Shs10m.
Special Police Constable (SPC) Stella Chesang who won gold medal in womens' 10000 metres has also re-graded to the Police Constable and appointed to the rank of Inspector of Police also with a token of Shs5m.
SPC Mercyline Chelangat who won bronze medal in 10000 metres was also re-graded to the rank of police constable and appointed to the rank of Assistant Inspector of police.
SPC Robert Chemonges was re-graded to the rank of police constable and given a token Shs1m.
SPC Scovia Ayikoru was re-graded to the rank of police constable (PC).
SPC Shida Leni has been re-graded to the rank of Police Constable and given a token of Shs1m.
SPC Lalam Josephine has re-graded to the rank of Police Constable and given Shs1m.
ASP Kiwa Faustino was given a token of Shs2m.
SPC Njia Benjamin has been re-graded to the rank of police constable and given a token of Shs2m.
In his remarks IGP Martin Ochola said “In these days of adversity, I’m certain that you endured the deepest pain to reach the current success, but you never sacrificed your deepest values. Despite the entire struggle, you didn't fail the Uganda police force, the country and the continent. You have the full support of the UPF and I stand here to promise, commit and endorse that you have climbed to the top.”
The IGP assigned a double cabin pick up to the team to assist in their movements during their training in Sebei region which he said will be followed by a 30-seater mini bus in the due course.