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IGP Okoth Ochola promotes police’s Commonwealth gold medalists

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola on Friday promoted the team of eleven  Uganda police athletes that represented Uganda at the Gold Coast Commonwealth games in Australia.

Special Police Constable Joshua Cheptegei who won two gold medals in 5000m and 10000 metres

has heen regarded to the police constable and then appointed to the rank of Inspector of Police in addition to a token of ten million shillings.

Special Police Constable (SPC) Stella Chesang who won gold medal in 10000 metres women re-graded to Police Constable and appointed to the rank of Inspector of Police also with a token of five millions.

SPC Chelengat Mercyline who won bronze medal in 10000 metres was also re-graded to the rank of police constable and appointed to the rank of Assistant Inspector of police.

SPC Chemonges Robert was re-graded to the rank of police constable and given a token 1000,000.

SPC Ayikoru Scovia was re-graded to the rank of police constable (PC).

SPC Shida Leni has been re-graded to the rank of Police Constable and given a token of one million.

SPC Lalam Josephine re-graded to the rank of Police Constable and given one million shilling.

ASP Kiwa Faustino was given a token of two million shilling.

SPC Njia Benjamin has also been re-graded to the rank of police constable appointed to the rank of inspector of police and given a token of two million shilling.

In his remarks, Ochola commended the athletes for rising Uganda’s high.

“In these days of adversity, I’m certain you endured the deepest pain to reach the current success, but you never sacrificed your deepest values,” said Ochola

“Despite the entire struggle, you didn’t fail the Uganda police force, the country and the continent. You have the full support of the UPF and I stand here to promise, commit and endorse that”.

“You have climbed to the top you should be proud of yourself great job but aim higher”. He added.

The IGP assigned a double cabin pick up to the team to assist in their movements during their training in Sebei region which he said will be followed by a 30-seater mini bus in the due course.

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