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The Prime Minister Officiates at the Handover of the Immigration Training Academy in Nakasongola

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Prime Minister of Uganda, Rt.Hon.Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has today 10th April 2017 officiated at the handover ceremony of the Immigration Training academy. A training Institution was highlighted by the Republic of Uganda’s Border and Migration Management Assessment (2014) which stated that the DCIC ‘should build on its base of well-educated staff, by establishing its own training facility and using the availability of the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) African Capacity Building Centre at Moshi to identify and prioritize training needs, and develop and deliver the practical training needs voiced by many DCIC officers’.

Speaking at the function, the Prime Minister said that the Academy is timely as it will help in training personnel to combat Transnational crimes such as Terrorism, Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration. With funding from the Government of Japan and support of IOM the project has been completed within a 12 month period. The Academy now has an Administration block, a Training hall that includes a MIDAS training room, two dormitories, three Latrine blocks and a Kitchen shed that can host up to 50 people. It was also constructed in such a way that it can be expanded to cater for a larger number. This Institution is to serve various groups of people within the country, ranging from DCIC Staff, Civil Servants, Political leaders, Security Agencies as well as other citizens that may have need to use it. The ceremony was attended by among others, the State Minister of Internal Affairs, Obiga Mario Kania, the Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, Kazuaki Kameda, the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Rosa Malango, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Dr. Benon M. Mutambi and the IOM Uganda Chief of Mission, Ali Abdi.