Apac District Security Committee has closed three police outposts citing inadequate manpower.
The District Police Commander, Philip Mukasa identifies the police posts as Olelpek, Atar and Acholi-inn police outposts.
Each of the three outposts had one officer manning them although around three to four officers are required.
Speaking at a stakeholder’s meeting in the office of Apac Resident State Attorney recently, Mukasa said due to high demand for police services, they are considering three police outposts before the end of July this year pending approval from government.
One of the proposed outposts will be established at either Apac main hospital or Apac Bus Park, while the others will be in Maruzi Ranch in Akokoro Sub County and Chakali trading center in Ibuje Sub County.
Beatrice Akello Akori, the Apac Resident District Commissioner, says they are grappling with inadequate manpower. She however, says they will continue pressing for more manpower from government to ensure peace and security in the community.
Paul Olwata, a resident of Amuge A village in Olelpek is worried that crime might escalate because of the closure of the outposts.
He says the locals will resort to sharing houses with animals to prevent them from theft.
The three police post are not the first to be closed in the District. In January, one police outpost was closed over the same reason. However, it was reopened a month later.