By Fred Kiva
The Directorate of Interpol and International Relations has hiked fees for acquisition of a certificate of good conduct.
The fees have been increased from Shillings 64, 300 to Shillings 79,450 inclusive of the bank charges. A police statement quotes the acting Director Interpol and International Relations, Senior Commissioner of Police Benson Oyo-Nyeko, as saying that the directorate has not only effected the adjustment in the fees but also the quality of the certificate, by introducing new security features which makes it difficult to forge.
“The directorate has not only effected changes in the prices but also the quality of the certificate. The certificate now has security features which makes it difficult to forge,” SCP Oyo-Nyeko said. He added that the process of acquiring the certificate of good conduct has also been made easy.
“We have made it extremely very simple to acquire the certificate. When you come, we take your fingerprints, guide you to make assessment for Interpol where you go and pay in the bank and verification is done. Do not go through middle men. You must appear in person and then we take your fingerprints. This process is not tedious. It only takes not more than an hour. Do not risk using people you do not know. Once we get you, the results won’t be good for you,” He warned.
According to Nyeko, the certificate of good conduct is only issued at Interpol Headquarters. He noted that fake certificates are detected by the directorate’s electronic machines. “We do not expect anyone to go through channels to acquire the certificate. It’s only at Interpol offices, Kololo that we issue the certificate of good conduct. So, come physically and you will be guided,” he added.
SCP Nyeko revealed that Interpol is a one stop centre with a bank situated at the headquarters. He said however, Interpol does not issue express certificates, revealing that upon application, the certificate takes a maximum of two weeks to be ready. Certificate of Good Conduct is given to those that apply for it, seeking employment, within Uganda and abroad.
For one to acquire the certificate of good conduct, you should have a valid identity document (driving permit, passport, national identity card or a refugee card (must be cleared from the office of the Prime Minister) with two passport-size photos (American standard). One must then write a formal application letter addressed to the Director of Interpol and International Relations.
By Fred Kiva