President Museveni roots to end gun violence in Karamoja


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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has vowed to end gun violence in Karamoja Sub-region.

On Monday, President Museveni met Karamoja regional leaders and security heads at Morulinga State Lodge, Napak district.

“Am here to ensure that we get peace. My aim is to have no raid at all,” said President Museveni.

He noted that there are two mistakes made by the Karimojong people; one is that they think that prosperity can be achieved through lawlessness and through insecurity.

President as directed that anybody who raids must be apprehended and prosecuted.

He further directed all government officials to stop the habit of failing to listen to people’s grievances but always explain the delays, if any.

“Tell Karimojong that these two mistakes will not help us,” he advised.

He also ordered the Joint Security Forces to continuously deal with armed warriors, those using bows and arrows and the ones who drive animals with sticks.

President urged leaders to augment on the truth for justice and peace as opposed to revenge.

The President also stressed that just like in Kampala, plans are underway to roll out electronic vehicle and motor cycle monitoring systems in Karamoja Sub-region to monitor movements and locations by the central command.

“We are ready to roll out a robust response to eradicate criminality,” emphasized the President.

He reaffirmed that the Joint Security Forces will be supported with more additional troop carriers to enhance mobility and funding so as to strengthen intelligence networks, among others.



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