Kampala, Uganda | Prossy Nansubuga | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has urged government to check the status of accommodation and improve utilities at Nsambya police barracks.
This was after MP Kibalya Maurice of Bugabula South raised a concern in Tuesday’s plenary that the barracks is not in good condition, as according to him, it lacks decent housing and electricity.
According to Kibalya, the highly populated facility seems to have embraced darkness despite what he described as “God’s given right for humans to be in light.”
He also stressed that the barracks despite housing many officers with their families even lacks essentials like water. He urged the respective ministries to intervene because policeman in Kampala city will not perform well at work from such a background.
“I urge the minister of internal affairs to visit the barracks and the minister of finance to consider some of its supplementary incomes to provide officers in that place a decent living,” he said.
In October 2018, Nsambya barracks reportedly went two weeks without power which not only caused a security threat, but made life unbearable as several officers alleged that they could no longer iron their uniforms or trim their beards.
The Speaker ruled on this issue by urging the Minister of internal affairs to intervene and give Parliament a report on Tuesday next week.