KCCA boosts police firefighting capabilities by donating fire trucks

KCCA boosts police firefighting capabilities by donating fire trucks
KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka handing over the two fire trucks to AIGP Joseph Mugisa at the city hall.

Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has bolstered the firefighting capabilities of the Uganda Police by donating two fire trucks.

At the official handover ceremony held at the city hall, the trucks were presented to the Director of Fire Services, AIGP Joseph Mugisa. These fire engines are expected to significantly enhance the management of fire and rescue incidents within the city.

During the ceremony, KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka emphasized the alignment of this donation with KCCA’s vision of creating a smart city and supporting the police force’s proficiency in handling fire and rescue operations.

Kisaka stated, “We donated these trucks to the police to enhance their capacity as experts in fire and rescue services. While we are working towards building our own firefighting capacity in the future, we recognize the immediate need to support the police in their crucial role.”

Assistant General of Police (AIGP) Joseph Mugisa conveyed gratitude on behalf of the Uganda Police for KCCA’s assistance, underscoring the operational benefits of the mid-sized trucks.

“These small-sized trucks will maneuver quickly and respond effectively, particularly in areas where our larger trucks encounter difficulties. They will play a crucial role in containing fires swiftly while larger units join the efforts,” he said.

The two fire trucks donated by KCCA.

This marks the second time the KCCA has generously provided fire equipment to the Uganda Police, demonstrating an ongoing dedication to strengthening emergency response services.

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The event saw the presence of several notable figures, including AIGP Richard Edyegu, the Director of Logistics and Engineering, underscoring the significance of the collaboration between KCCA and the Uganda Police in enhancing emergency response capabilities.

The Uganda Police’s Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services plays a crucial role in fire prevention, education, extinguishment, and actively engages in national disaster management efforts alongside other stakeholders.

This collaborative initiative between KCCA and the Uganda Police underscores their commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the city’s residents and properties during emergencies.