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Bobi Wine roots for police, army welfare

By Moses Kyeyune

Thursday May 23, 2019

 

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, aka Bobi Wine, has notified Parliament of his impending motion seeking better pay for police and army.

Addressing Parliament yesterday, Bobi Wine decried the poor remuneration of the police, especially the lower ranks, saying it could be one of the reasons they are brutal while on duty.

“Having interacted with our security officers, I have come to realise that many work under unfavourable conditions; they are underpaid, poorly accommodated and they experience so much injustice and unfair treatment,” he said.

“I want us to remember that they are also humans like us, with families to look after and we should consider their plight as a matter of priority,” he added.

The plan
The lawmaker said he is considering to present a substantive motion for improvement of welfare of “our men and women in uniform” and asked his fellow MPs to support the move.

“I believe when we treat them right, we shall have the moral authority to demand them to treat us right,” he submitted.
Bobi Wine was making a personal statement in which he detailed different incidents where he has suffered the brunt of police brutality.