According to reports by The Sunday Daily Monitor, President Museveni, has ordered the Inspector General of the Uganda Police Force Gen. Kale Kayihura to sack the Director for Information and Communication Technology in the police force; Mr Amos Ngabirano after 13 years of service.
The sack of the ICT boss according to reports, might be the allegations of corruption regarding several procurement deals. Daily Monitor reports that, Mr. Ngabirano had been tipped to head the implementation of the multi-billion project for the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras that were promised by the President after the killing of former police spokesperson; AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, as well as on highways and in the city when a number of women were killed in different places in Wakiso District last year.
The report further states that earlier deals that made the President angrier and lose trust in the ICT Boss, was the procurement of a bomb detector for the vehicle of the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, and the procurement of fake security equipment for the Entebbe International airport.
The cost of the security system for Parliament is also said to have been inflated by the said procurement committee, while it is alleged that a fake bomb detector was bought for Ms. Kadaga’s official car at a cost of 400 million UGX (roughly USD$112,000).
This matter was reported to the Inspector General of Government; Ms. Irene Mulyagonja, for investigations but there has been no conclusion to the matter until now.
Editor’s Note: This article has been written with inputs from ‘The Sunday Daily Monitor’