MASAKA: 26 Police Officers have been equipped with skills in Anti-human trafficking and Sexual Gender Based Violence. This was during the 10 days training at Maria flo hotel in the Greater Masaka region which ended on Tuesday.
The training aimed to establish and strengthen capacities of Police officers to effectively respond to trafficking in Persons alongside Sexual and Gender Based violance in our communities.
The training was organized by the Directorate of Human Resource Development and Training at Uganda Police Force in collaboration with Sentinel Foundation from The United States of America and Okoa refugee.
Dr Kayongo Aisha, Superintendent of Police, who represented The Director Human Resource Development (HRD) thanked the Inspector General of Police and Director HRD for okaying such trainings to happen.
The Regional Police Commander Masaka Region, Senior Superitendant of Police Alfred Bagambaki urged the trainees to utilise the knowledge acquired effectively for the benefit of Wanainchi.
The Director Okoa refuge David Kalanda said, “We need to work together in order to fight human trafficking and Sexual Gender Based Violence in our communities by empowering Police which is on the forefront of maintaining Law and Order in our country.” Said the Director in his closing remarks.
Okoa Refugee also equipped police with some powerful advanced equipment which will help to capture and detect crimes plus the real key suspects in human trafficking
The commander Kasijjagirwa Armoured brigade Brig. Gen Deus Sande during the pass out asked the officials next time to involve also the army and appealed to those who have gone through that training to use that knowledge and apply it while investigating such sensitive cases