Police Spends Shs 120 Billion on New Helicopters, Fixed Wing Aircraft to Fight Crime
Police Has Received Shs 86bn for Helicopters
Uganda Police Force has budgeted about Shs 120bn for two helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft, a move that will increase the number of the force’s aircraft to five.
It is hoped the boost will help increase surveillance and other crime-fighting operations.
The two helicopters, a GrandNew and a W-3A Sokół , will cost $23.9m (about Shs 88bn).
On the other hand, fixed wing aircraft, procured from Italy, will cost about Shs $8.2m (about Shs 30bn).
Already, police has received Shs 86bn for the procurement of the three aircrafts, according to a police policy statement.
PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company of Italy, will procure the helicopters and aircraft.
Additional Reporting: Courtesy