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KIPROTICH FINISHES SECOND AT HAMBURG MARATHON.

Stephen Kiprotich finished in second position at the just concluded German Hamburg Marathon that took place yesterday Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Kiprotich was in the leading group for the first 15kms and then resurfaced to emerge 2nd after the 32nd KM. He exchanged lead with Kenya’s Tesgaye after the 35km mark but got tired and fell off and was left to fight for position 2 after the 41st kilometer mark.

This is his best time ever recorded in his race carrier as he looks to improve in next World Championships in August.

Hambug Marathon Results

PRESIDENT COMMISSIONS CADET OFFICERS

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
H.E President Yoweri Museveni on 7th April, 2017 commissioned 73 Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Prisons, 128 Cadet Principal Officers and 122 officers on staff and command course at the Prisons Academy and Training School in Luzira.

President called upon the judiciary to expedite trials and sentencing of prisoners so as to reduce on costs on transportation of inmates to and from courts of law.

RECRUITMENT OF WARDERS AND WARDRESSES INTO THE UGANDA PRISONS SERVICE 2017

RECRUITMENT OF WARDERS AND WARDRESSES INTO THE UGANDA PRISONS SERVICE 2017
Following the advertisement that ran in the media in January 2017 and interviews which were conducted at the Prisons Regional Headquarters on 22nd March to 24th March 2017, the following candidates have been selected to join the Uganda Prisons Service as recruit Warders/ Wardresses.

OPM SUPPORT FEEDING IN KARAMOJA

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni on 1 Mrach 2017 marked the African Day of School Feeding at Namalu Prisons Farm under the "Karamoja feeds Karamoja" initative by the Office of the Prime Minister in partnership with the World Fodd Programme and the Uganda Prisons Service.

The Deputy Country Director at the World Food Programme, Cheryl Harrison noted the the WFP was delighted with the joint partnership between WFP, OPM and UPS in the major steps taken towards home grown school feeding.

PRINCIPAL JUDGE TOURS LUZIRA PRISONS COMPLEX

The Principal Judge of the Republic of Uganda, His Lordship Yorokamu Bamwine early this week on 27-28 March, 2017 toured the Luzira Prisons Complex on a two day sensitization tour and launch of the Plea Bargaining Programme in the prisons.

He visited and interacted with inmates at Upper Maximum, Luzira Women, Kampala Remand and Murchison Bay Prisons. The inmates through their representatives requested fairness during the Plea bargains and should be based on first come first serve basis but not who is rich who is poor to show fairness.

Organisational Structure

The administrative head of the Uganda Prisons Service is the Commissioner General of Prisons who is assisted by the Deputy Commissioner General, 2 Directors of Administration and Correctional Service, and an Under Secretary in Charge of Finance and Administration. The departments are headed by Commissioners supported by Assistant Commissioners.

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