By Kampala Post Reporter
KAMPALA. 23 Police Officers from the Uganda Police Force who are to be deployed for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have been urged to keep discipline and integrity as key components in accomplishing their task in this mission.
"Where you are going, we emphasize discipline. This is international policing where you will come into contact with many people from all backgrounds.
These missions emphasize integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity. Its imperative to respect and tolerate other people's beliefs, behavior and other diversities," AIGP Grace Turyagumanawe, Director Peace Support Operations in Uganda Police Force said.
Mr. Turyagumanawe made remarks at Police Headquarters Naguru on Thursday while briefing the officers.
He urged the officers to remain patriotic with a strong spirit of nationalism for their country.
He further cautioned the officers never to engage in acts of corruption and other acts that will compromise their performance.
AIGP Turyagumanawe, in a parental tone shared with the officers many scenarios on how missions have had negative effects for individual officers and their families yet these were opportunities that were misused, abused or missed. He rallied them to tap into those opportunities that will enable them grow professionally.
"Don't entertain rumour mongers. They have spoilt people's families. They will kill your families, so in case of any challenges, let the contingent commander know so as to find solutions," he said.
The Contingent Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police John Cohen Arinaitwe pledged to lead his team and accomplish tasks ahead of him successfully.
The team will set off on September 9, 2018 for a one year mission in South Sudan.
Emilian Kayima, the police Spokesperson asked the officers to plan well when it comes to investment.