Over the weekend the Ugandan police officers concluded a four-day tour of Rwanda where they hailed the welfare developmental schemes displayed by the Rwanda National Police.
The delegation comprised of five forces was headed by the Under Secretary of Uganda Police Force, Rogers Muhirwa.
Muhirwa said Ugandan police visited to learn and witness Rwanda National Police’s way of doing their things, especially in the area of welfare scheme such as initiating Zigama Credit Savings Scheme that caters for the needs of the uniformed personnel in the country.
Among other projects admired are; the police health insurance and the housing schemes.
During the trip the group also managed to talk to the Inspector General of Police, Emanuel Gasana.
Muhirwa said,” We are going to work hard towards improving welfare of our Police officers in Uganda. We at least know what it takes and what has been lacking”.
The fact that Zigama CSS works in a commercial way and finds solutions to financial problems of its clients, including the Police officers, has moved us to go and try it in our country,” he added.
“The system we have seen is very much functional, and if we can be able to implement it in our own force, then it will be a milestone and it will improve the welfare of our officers”.
Director of Welfare at Rwanda National Police Supt Theophile Kamali, showed them various welfare projects in the country, calling on both forces to strengthen their cooperation.