To tame rising crime in Jinja, the Inspector General of Police, Lt Gen Kale Kayihura, has promised to elevate Jinja from a police district to a region in 2013.
This will put Jinja in charge of Njeru town council in Buikwe district and Kisima islands on Lake Victoria, each with a district police commander.
Speaking to residents at Jinja Town hall recently, Kayihura said he would increase the police constables from 300 to 1,200, due to the change. Consequently, Jinja will have nine new police stations.
"The 10 police stations will be fully facilitated, including vehicles and motorcycles and this security approach has effectively improved security in Kampala," Kayihura said.