By Albert Tumwine
The Uganda Police Force have signed a memorandum of Understanding with Operation Wealth Creation with the aim of bringing down the levels of which have been blamed for increased crime in some parts of the country.
According to police spokesman SSP Emilian Kayima, the MoU signed at Kapeeka Industrial Complex will strategically enable police effectively fight crime through addressing the pertinent issues of youth unemployment, vulnerable groups and “this will go a long way to change the security situation as it has vividly been seen in both Nansana Municipality and Katabi Town Council where the fight against women murders yielded results, thanks to the partnership that was piloted”.
General Salim Saleh the national coordinator represented OWC while Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura represented the Police in a function presided over by the Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo.
Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), is an intervention that President Museveni launched in July 2013 to create a system that facilitates effective national socio-economic transformation with a focus on raising household incomes for poverty eradication and sustainable wealth creation.