Col. Emmy Katabazi, the Deputy Director General of the Internal Security Organization (ISO), has tightened his stance on education in Busoga by declaring his determination to arrest any leaders who fail to ensure that children in the region receive an education.
The newly promoted Colonel, made this declaration during his visit to Wanyange Girls Secondary School in Jinja District where 488 women and youth were attending a course on ideology and socioeconomic transformation of Busoga region.
He emphasized that the availability of Universal Primary Education (UPE) should eliminate any excuses for children not attending school.
“It is the responsibility of every parent to ensure their children receive an education. Failure to do so will result in the arrest of GISO officials, councilors, and parents,” Col. Katabazi stated.
According to Col Katabazi, the National Resistance Army (NRA) fought for the rights of all Ugandans, including the right to education, and that the government has provided free education at both primary and secondary levels.
He urged parents to take advantage of this opportunity to educate their children and avoid the consequences of poverty.
Col Katabazi also cautioned the leaders against corruption of negligence stating that it is as bad as actual corruption.
“If you see something wrong, if you see corruption, you need to say something. Tell the authorities and the perpetrators will be dealt with,” he stated.
He also assured of ISO’s commitment to fight graft in the country especially in government programs such as PDM and Emyooga.
During the event, he expressed his gratitude to the UPDF for their efforts to free Uganda from dictatorship and dictatorship, ahead of the upcoming Tarehe Sita Celebrations in Bugweri District on February 6, 2024. He urged the leaders to adopt the NRM ideology to break free from colonial thinking.
“The NRM is not just a political party, it is a liberation movement that aims to free Ugandans from colonial mindsets,” Col. Katabazi reminded the leaders.
He also advised leaders to use the knowledge gained from the training to help their communities overcome poverty, as Uganda has ample mineral and resource wealth.
The training at Wanyange Girls Secondary School in Jinja District was part of a larger effort by the government to promote education and socioeconomic transformation in the Busoga region. Colonel Katabazi’s visit and declaration underscored the importance of education in breaking the cycle of poverty and emphasized the government’s commitment to ensuring that all children have access to free education.