Given the crime rate in Uganda, one may get some good money if he started business to do exactly what the police dogs do in Uganda. I think people can readily call on such a one to try to find out the criminals.
UGANDA POLICE DOGS UNDER FED
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 09:58
Written by Kevin Masaba
The Uganda Police Force says its budget to feed crime investigation dogs has been over-stretched in the wake of increasing commodity prices.
Dr. Martin Mugume of the Police Canine Unit explains that currently the dog feeding budget can only be met up to 60 percent which leaves the police no option but to under feed the dogs.
Police currently has over 100 dogs including Rottweilers, Labradors, German Shepherds, Belgian Shepherds and Blood hounds which are fed on one kilogram of meat, a kilogram of posho and 300 grams of high energy and protein biscuits bought from Shoprite supermarket.
Dr. Mugume says for the dogs to do their work they must eat and get satisfied. The dogs include sniffer dogs, explosive detection dogs, and tracking dogs. Currently police spends at most 9,000 shillings to feed a dog a day.
According to Dr. Mugume, feeding dogs is becoming more expensive as the unit opens more up country stations to add on the present 31.