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Uganda to host regional forensic referral hospital
The Uganda Police Force has launched the groundbreaking of a 172.8bn Regional Forensic Centre of Excellence at the Naguru Headquarters which will take a duration of 32 months to complete.

The Uganda Police Force has launched the groundbreaking of a 172.8bn Regional Forensic Centre of Excellence at the Naguru Headquarters which will take a duration of 32 months to complete.

The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura says police investigators will be taken to the Forensic Institute at Mbarara University of Science and technology.

Government officials led by the Ist Deputy Prime Minister Gen Moses Ali officiated the groundbreaking ceremony of the first of its kind Regional Forensic Centre of Excellence at Naguru Headquarters.The facility will be a four storied building with four wings built through a public-private partnership with Master Assets Investments limited.

The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura says the forensic center will strengthen the investigative capacity of law enforcement agencies.The Group CEO Master Assets Investments ltd Billy Cheung says it will cost 172.8bnUganda Shillings to build the facility.Police denied any fears that the quality of investigations carried out at the proposed forensic laboratory will be undermined by the existing partnerships.The Minister of Lands Persis Namuganza who also doubles as the Chairperson on the committee overseeing police land says her aim is to locate land.The new path taken by the police force to foster private partnerships could be in an effort to empower officers who have largely relied on government funding.The project duration of the forensic center will be 32months expected to end in 2020.