Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | The police have revealed their plan to construct a new headquarters building in Naguru, at a cost of shs77 billion, with Seyani Brothers company responsible for the construction. During the groundbreaking ceremony, Inspector General of Police John Martins Okoth Ochola emphasized the need for a permanent home for the police, citing challenges with accommodation dating back to the force’s inception in 1906.
Ochola stated that due to the limited space at the current Naguru building, many directorates and units are forced to operate outside the police headquarters, causing difficulties when quick access to directors is necessary. He also mentioned that the project had been delayed due to setbacks but is now moving forward.
The new building, set to be completed in 2025, will have a floor area of 14,934 square meters across 12 floors, a stand-alone conference center, parade yards, a helipad, and ample parking. It will be six times the size of the current police headquarters, allowing all directors to work under one roof.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Robert Kasande, noted that the move aims to reduce rent expenses for various institutions. Racheal Odoi, a senior technical advisor at JLOS, highlighted that the construction of the new police headquarters is part of the broader JLOS House project, which aims to provide purpose-built facilities for institutions across the country. The project’s completion is expected to significantly enhance the police’s working conditions.
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