The Police’s Directorate of Logistics and Engineering has today kicked off fleet management, maintenance and inspection of all force fleet in Rwizi Region.

This initiative according to Daaki Apollo (SP) will will help reduce on stress and time wastage by drivers.

Usually, upcountry drivers would drive to Kampala for repair and maintenance but according to SP Daaki, this new initiative is cost effective.

“This exercise reduces on stress and time wastage. Drivers upcountry will no longer need to travel for minor repairs and this is why we have brought services down to the ground, something that is cost effective” SP Daaki said adding, “When we come down on the ground, we appreciate the situation and make reports through making inspection of all fleet and repair that help in generation of annual reports that smoothen the management of the fleet. By sitting in office at headquarters minus visiting the field, we can’t tell the problems and challenges that our staff undergo in the field so this is one way of problem solving”

This exercise is expected to cover the Districts of Mbarara, Lyantondde, Kiruhura, Ibanda and Kitagata.

During Saturday’s exercise, Mbarara Central Police Station was first beneficiary where about 50 motorcycles and 20 vehicles were repaired.