Monday, August 13, 2018

Twenty two Immigration Officers and Assistants have been passed out at the Immigration Training Academy after successfully completing a three months foundation Course in Immigration. The Pass out ceremony at the Immigration Training Academy in Nakasongola was presided over by the Minister of Internal Affairs Hon. Gen. Jeje Odongo.

The twenty two were under the tutelage of a combined team from the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) and the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), and were trained in aspects such as Uganda’s Travel Document, the Online systems such as the E-Visa, Skills-at-arms as well as other professional and military training.

Speaking at the Pass Out, the Minister urged the freshly Passed Out officers to ensure that as part of the Security Apparatus in the country, they must put professionalism first in everything they do and ensure that they work diligently and serve Ugandans as they are mandated to. He also urged the Training School Management to include Information and Communication Technology-ICT training on its curriculum.


The Officers on the other hand expressed gratitude for the training and promised to ensure that they put all they learnt throughout the three months in action at their stations of work.

Among the dignitaries who attended the function were the Chairperson of Parliament’s Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs Hon. Amule Ruth Doreen, The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Internal Affairs, Dr. Benon. M. Mutambi, the IOM representative Elisa Crowe, the DCIC Director Mrs. Ali Ekwang Josephine and the LCV Chairperson Nakasongola Samuel Kigula among others. This was the first training carried out at the Immigration Training Academy in Nakasongola since its inception by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda in April 2017.