Wakiso: Military Police has passed out a total of 68 officers who have undergone four weeks of Very Important Person Protection(VIPP) training course in Garuga, Wakiso district.
The course was facilitated by trainers from the Special Force Command (SFC) and Police counter-terrorism trainers who equipped the trainees with knowledge in various disciplines.
Speaking at the function, the Military Police commander, Col.Keith Katungi applauded Internal Security Organization (ISO), Special Forces Command (SFC) and Police for the synergies in training and skilling the trainees.
“It is only four weeks and the demonstrations exhibited here were relevant and objective of the course was achieved. The situation outside is waiting for you and the training is meant to prepare you for the tasks ahead,”Katungi said.
The commander of VIPP Unit and Commissioner of Police Hadijah Namutebi thanked Military Police for identifying VIPPU as a unit of people who can add value to the training and trainees and promised support where needed.
The Commandant), Institute of Security and Intelligence Studies (ISIS Maj John Odong expressed his appreciation to Military Police for recommending the school to offer training for the second time and pledged to do more
He said he was certain that the training had made the trainees better and further readied the soldiers to make good use of skills acquired to handle hard tasks ahead.
The function was attended by local leaders who praised the discipline of the soldiers and the cooperation between the school and village.