By Kabuye Ronald
As one of the new tactics of combating crime in the country, the Kampala metropolitan police KMP in conjunction with the Uganda Olympic committee UOC and federation Uganda Football Associations FUFA have organized a sports gala due on the 30th this month at wankulukuku stadium.
Unveiling the arrangement to the press KMP commander Mwesigwa Frank said that the communities making up Kampala from perishes to regions will compete in various games ranging from football, handball, netball, athletics, Motor cross among others but professionals will not be allowed to participate.
Mwesigwa said that they are considering organizing such galas at least twice a year to increase community involvement in combating crime and luring the youths and criminals into sports other than keeping their minds idols which is presumed to be the major cause of criminality in the country.
“the major objective is to involve our people in establishing and negotiating priorities for police action and also making them involved because once the community is involved in police work it makes it easy to fight crime” said Mwesigwa
He revealed that the opening game will be a football match between KMP commanders and mayors and Members of parliament making up the KMP region.
“just imagine where my opponent is Elias Lukwago so this is also about having fun” Mwesigwa joked
Meanwhile FUFA president Engineer Moses Magogo pledged to continuously work with police on this project thus donating 60 footballs to them while the chairperson Uganda Olympic Committee William Blick said that such activities make a safer community adding that the same events participants will stand a choice of scooping scholarships that will see them attain certificates and diplomas in various fields.
In the same UOC also donated various sports equipments to be used at the gala.
By Kabuye Ronald