The Police should be given a percentage of the money recovered from corrupt people in order to improve their living conditions.
Laban Muhabwe, the deputy director of the Police construction and land management unit, said some ministries are allocated a lot of money, yet the Police lack accommodation and stay in the mama ingia pole huts (uniports).
He was speaking at the commissioning of Nyero Police Station in Nyero sub-county, Kumi district . The station was commissioned by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hillary Onek.
Muhabwe appealed to the Government to double the Police budget to help them meet their needs and that of the people they serve.
He also challenged the deputy Inspector General of Police, Okoth Ochola, to promote more staff of his unit.
Ochola appealed to the community of Nyero to work with the Police to reduce crime in their areas.
Onek urged the public to co-operate with the Police so that peace, development and democracy are realised in the country.
"The Police are our partners, but I am saddened by some of our politicians who look at the Police as their enemies," he said.
Onek said the NRM has been winning elections because it knows how to woo the electorate unlike some parties, which he said, use force.
State minister for teso affairs Christine Amongin Aporu and Kumi RDC Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka attended the function.