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Museveni calls for unity among security agencies as Tumwine swears in

President Museveni speaks to Gen Tumwine’s family at State House on Monday: COURTESY PHOTOS

President Museveni has urged security agencies to work together for effective service delivery.

The President, who was presiding over the swearing-in ceremony of the Minister of Security, Gen Elly Tumwine at State House Entebbe, said the security docket can only succeed with teamwork.

“When you work as a team, you benefit from the knowledge of others. People should contribute their ideas and ensure success thereafter,” Mr Museveni is quoted as saying in State House statement.

Gen Tumwine replaced Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde last week.

The President’s remarks come against the backdrop of increasing friction between police and other security agencies such as ISO and CMI over criminal investigations.

Former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura last month wrote to police units, ordering them not share information with other security agencies.

Gen Tumwine takes the oath at State House.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by, among others, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, First Lady Janet Museveni, Internal Affairs minister Jeje Odong and Minister of Public Service Muruli Mukasa.

 Mr Museveni called on the security heads not to remain silent while wrongs are being committed, adding that the security sector needs to acquire the latest technology to deal with increasing cases of sophisticated crime.

President Museveni addresses the gathering.

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