The Prisons Intermediate Command and Staff Course was on Monday 6th March, 2023 launched at the Prisons Academy Training and School (PATS) by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Brig. Gen. Godfrey Golooba who while presiding over the opening ceremony, noted that the course will expose the participants to various leadership and management practices especially servant leadership skills, Command and Policing skills, protection of human rights of all people and human security, peacebuilding and apprehension of escapes, conflict resolution skills among others.




According to him, the course is intended to prepare middle level officers in command and staff responsibilities.




"The purpose of this training is intangible to UPS standing orders, strategic objectives mission and mandate through providing safe, secure and humane custody of offenders as indicated in the Prisons Act of 2006 and Article 215 of the 1995 constitution of the Republic of Uganda".




Mr. Goloba congratulated the participants upon being selected to undertake the course and officially declared the training open.


On behalf of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. Eli Muhumuza, ACGP (Director of Policy, Planning and Research) highlighted that the course is developed in context to Uganda Prisons work which suits the core values of Professionalism, Reliability, Integrity, Security, Oneness, Nationalistic and Discipline.




He added that they are committed to have a well recruited, trained and motivated staff with precision in every action.


Upon successful completion of the four months’ course, the first intake of 20 selected participants will be expected to;




-Plan and effectively conduct Day to Day Prisons operations.




-Develop and apply leadership and management best practices.




-Apply investigative, Judgement and intelligence skills.




-Undertake duties of a Prisons Officer at both tactical and operational levels.




-Observe, promote and protect Human Rights at all cost.




-Demonstrate knowledge of political consciousness and ideological orientation.