KAMPALA – Hajji Abdul Nadduli, the minister without Portfolio has today said the security crisis meeting will be held on Wednesday to discuss the mounting insecurity in the country.
Hajji Nadduli told journalists on Monday, the said meeting which will attract Members of Parliament and security agencies will at the end of the day help to decide on which method can be used to curb criminality.
Nadduli said the government is ready to protect the security of the people calling upon all Ugandans to remain calm and patient as investigations continue to bring all the criminals behind the murders and kidnaps to book.
The said meeting comes in the wake of the gruesome murder of Arua municipality and National Resistance Movement cadre , Col Ibrahim Abiriga along his brother cum bodyguard Saidi Kongo whose remains has been buried today (Monday) in Anyafio, Arua district.
President Yoweri Museveni also yesterday in a statement said as freedom fighters, they will not allow the security and peace the NRM fought for get distorted by coward assassins adding that they have the capacity to fight criminality.
“Now, the criminals think that they can use this freedom to undermine and discredit the NRM. They are wrong. The NRM has got a lot of capacity,” added Museveni
While to speaking to Abiriga’s family and mourners at Kawanda on Saturday morning, President Museveni also acknowledged residents’ suggestion of re-activating Local Defense Unit – LDU-, saying the unit will help to restore and maintain security in communities by cracking down gangs since its members will be sourced from the community
Mr. Museveni further affirmed that a reserve force of 12 Million men and women the security sub-committee recommended will be deployed wherever criminals may manifest themselves.
“Remember, we have a reserve of 12 million men and women. Our reluctance to call-up more manpower is because of trying to avoid costs so that we invest in developments,” Mr. Museveni said in a long dossier.
He, however, said that with the increasing criminality in the country, the government is to decelerate on some of projects to up-grade the security infrastructure and also, for a limited period.