IGP Ochola Orders UN Crime Prevention Institute to Vacate Naguru Land

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • August 9, 2022

Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola has ordered the United Nations African Institute for Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders – UNAFRI to vacate Naguru land.

The IGP gave the directive through the Police Director of Legal Services while appearing before Parliament Subcommittee on Defense, citing that UNAFRI had failed to develop the land in the stipulated agreed period.

In 2011, Government directed the Uganda Police Force to lease 8.7 acres of land comprised in Plot 3 Mukabya Road and Plots 2-8 on Katalima Road with the understanding that they would develop the land and carry out their objectives as per the statute but this didn’t happen.

In a related development, the Director, Logistics and Engineering, AIGP Richard Edyegu, revealed that UNAFRI had instead, subleased about 7.8 acres of the Naguru police land to private business entitles such as YUASA Car Bond and Future Group Limited.

This stance, Ochola argued, was contrary to the purpose for which the lease was given and hence necessitated their immediate vacation of the said land.