IGP Ochola orders logistics boss Godfrey Bangirana to hand over office

IGP Ochola orders logistics boss Godfrey Bangirana to hand over office
Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola speaking to the press at Naguru Police headquarters

Kampala, Uganda | URN | The Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola has ordered Assistant Inspector General of Police Godfrey Bangirana to handover the Logistics and Welfare office, following the expiry of his contract.

The directive was issued in a letter dated July 19, 2019, copied to Internal Affairs Minister Gen Jeje Odongo, State Minister of Internal Affairs Obiga Kania and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

According to the letter, Godfrey Bangirana was asked to hand over the office to Senior Commissioner of Police Richard Edyegu, not later than today, as he awaits a decision on his appointment. His fate now lies in a decision to be taken by the Police Authority chaired by the Internal Affairs Minister.

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“It is on record that you applied to the Secretary to the Police Authority for consideration for renewal of your contract which has not been done. While we wait for this to happen, it is proper you handover office to SCP Richard Edyegu,” the directive reads.

Godfrey Bangirana was recently probed by Inspector General of Government (IGG) after a whistleblower questioned the amount of money spent on the construction of Nateete Police Station. He was also questioned for inflating the budget for the construction of police housing units in 2017.