The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, has intimated to fellow army man Gen. Salim Saleh that his Force is looking for buyers to buy the prime 58.9 hectares where Nsambya barracks sits,the biggest police barracks in east and central Africa.
Speaking during a visit to Kapeeka, Nakaseke District where Gen. Saleh oversees the Operation Wealth Creation program, Kayihura said he was waiting for an investor to bring a favourable offer.
He said: “Government has allowed us lease the land out and use the money to build accommodation facilities for our expanding force. We are relocating the barracks to a more secure neighbourhood outside Kampala using our own Police construction brigade.”
“For now, we are waiting for investors,” he added.
An earlier plan by the Government to give the Police land flopped when it emerged the investor did not have the money to provide alternative accommodation but only wanted it free to build hostels.
Highly placed sources in government have revealed that now some prospective Chinese investors were heaping pressure on the authorities to get contracts.