Kampala-The Uganda Police Force is set to host the 17th edition of the Inter-Forces Games and Championships, scheduled to take place at Police Training School Kabalye in Masindi at 2:00 p.m from November 19 to December 01, 2023
This annual event brings together the four security forces of Uganda – Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF), Uganda Police Force (UPF), Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)– showcasing their best teams across various games and sports disciplines.
This year’s theme, “Fostering Wellness and Interagency Cooperation for a Safe and Secure Uganda,” underscores the importance of collaboration among security forces, says Uganda Police Force deputy PRO, ACP Nabaka Claire.
The competitions will feature football, netball, handball, volleyball (ball games), Taekwondo, marksmanship (range shooting), and darts.
In 2022, the event was held at Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kasese and the Uganda Police Forces were crowned winners of the 16th Edition.
“After securing victory with 07 gold, 04 silver, and 02 bronze medals in the 16th Edition of the Inter-Forces Games 2022, Uganda Police teams are fully prepared to meet the challenge,” said Nabaka
“We invite parents and teachers to inspire youth participation in sports, emphasizing its role in personal development and potential career opportunities,” she stated
Renowned sports icons like ASP Cheptegei Joshua, Jacob Kiplimo, SSP Stephen Kiprotich, Ronald Musagala, Halima Nakaayi, Titus Tugume, Peruth Chemutai, Dorcus Inzikuru, and Jesca Achan emerged from the different forces (Prisons, Police, Wildlife, and UPDF) which highlights the rich talent nurtured within the institutions.
The Media Launch is earmarked for November 17, 2023, and is to be hosted by Inspector General of Police (IGP) at Police Headquarters in Naguru, Kampala.
“We extend an open invitation to the people of Uganda to join us in celebrating and fostering sports and games talents among our officers and the nation as a whole,” Nabaka concluded.