Maj.Gen. Paul Lokech Officially Kicks Off Uganda Police Duties As Muzeyi Hands Over

Maj.Gen. Paul Lokech Officially Kicks Off Uganda Police Duties As Muzeyi Hands Over

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The newly appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police (D/IGP) Maj.Gen. Paul Lokech, has today kicked off Uganda police duties following Maj.Gen.Muzeyi Sabiiti’s handover, an event that has been held at Police Headquarters, Naguru.

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In his opening remarks, police boss Martins Okoth Ochola, thanked the outgoing D/IGP, Sabiiti Muzeyi, and described him as a true leader and a man of integrity. He urged him to remain an ambassador for the police.

After, the IGP welcomed the new D/IGP, Major General Paul Lokech, whom he asked to take time to learn about the organization and familiarize himself with the various dimensions of the police force. He added that the incoming D/IGP brings with him extensive knowledge, experience and proven leadership, the attributes that are commensurate with his role.

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He further noted that the policing philosophy of the force, balances the foundation of traditional policing with innovative and progressive methods, to help maintain professionalism and quality of public safety that the public deserves.

“Our emphasis, therefore, is going to be protecting life and property and promoting rule of law.  This will help improve our community relations,” Okoth said.

In his remarks, the outgoing D/IGP thanked H.E. the President for the opportunity to work in the police. He further thanked the IGP and all directors for the respect, courtesy and good working relationship accorded him over the last two years and 10 months that he has been in the office.

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Muzeyi further described his successor as a ‘chief of good character’, who has a strong reputation in the policing of communities.  (A detailed handover report is attached)-Handover of office of the DIGP Monday 21 December 2020 (5)

In the same vein, the incoming D/IGP, Major General Paul Lokech thanked H.E. the President for his appointment. He also thanked the IGP, the outgoing D/IGP, for welcoming him into the force.

He added that he is not an expert, but pledged to work with the police management to embrace initiatives aimed at improving further the image of the force and service delivery.

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