UPC urges service providers to introduce unique features on staff uniforms, IDs


Muzeyi Faizo, UPC’s Head of Media and Communications during a weekly press conference on Wednesday.

“This is purposely to reduce and/or block the way for those who masquerade as security officers and involve in armed robberies, kidnaps and other dubious acts that leaves the lives of our people in danger if not lost!”

Kampala – 7, April 2021: On Monday 5, April 2021, men and a women masquerading as staff of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) were caught on camera and they robbed millions of shillings in Kyambogo.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police, arrest was made and investigations commenced. The day-time robbery has raised questions and police (security) ought to answer the questions public have asked.

On Wednesday, Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) announced her “concern” and says she has been “following closely the incidents of robberies in the country”. “The recent broad day light robbery of Monday 5th April 2021 in Kyambogo Estates by thugs who disguised as workers of National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) should not be taken lightly, but rather an eye opener for the general public to be very conscious of their individual security,” UPC says.

“UPC applauds government for emphasizing and has been introduced CCTV cameras that caught and/or filmed thugs while strangling the Chinese national at their residence,” the party added.

However, UPC says, the “party has noted that majority of our people cannot afford such cameras”.

“The CCTV footage can help in investigations and bringing the culprits to book, but cannot replace the life lost.” “UPC therefore urges police and all other security agencies to invest much in among other things effective community policing and intelligence, so that that the security of the people and their property in the country is guaranteed.”

UPC wants government to adhere to her earlier call for “involvement of local committees of the villages whenever arrests are to be effected, identification of an arresting authority with a clear explanation of arrest to suspects to minimize the tension”.

The opposition party wants relatives of the suspects arrested to be notified of their whereabouts as well as presenting them to courts of law. “This is purposely to reduce and/or block the way for those who masquerade as security officers and involve in armed robberies, kidnaps and other dubious acts that leaves the lives of our people in danger if not lost!”

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“Equally, all service providers should introduce unique features on the identification cards and uniforms of their staff and inform/notify their clients either through phone calls or text messages using a well-recognized telephone, a day before going to their residents for security purposes.”

UPC mourns Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga

“UPC sends heartfelt condolences to the Catholic Church, for the loss of the Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala Archdiocese. It is indeed a great loss to the Catholic Church in particular and the nation at large,” Muzeyi Faizo, UPC’s Head of Media and Communications, said during a weekly press conference on Wednesday.

“He will be remembered for his enormous contributions in the fight against poverty and promotion of human rights. May the Almighty Lord Rest His Soul in Eternal Peace.”


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