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Museveni orders security chiefs to tighten security after investors threaten to close business

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni directed CDF and IGP to tighten security in industrial parks following misunderstandings between investors. (FILE PHOTO)

ENTEBBE – President Museveni on Wednesday, November 14, directed the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi and the Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola to heavily deploy in industrial parks and also set up joint coordination councils between the investors and security forces.

He also wants security chiefs to find a localized and non-political solution for these security concerns of investors.

“In the meantime, I assure Ugandans, our friends and investors that this shallow issue of urban crime is only temporary and will be defeated since in addition to these measures,” he wrote on Oppenheimer adding that “we are beefing up our surveillance capacity with cameras.”

He was meeting the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda, Zheng ZhuQiang, who called on him at State House Entebbe.

Mr Museveni said the duo discussed key among others, recent attacks on investors threatening messages sent out to them.

“I reiterated the commitment of government and myself to defeat these thugs that are trying to undermine our economic progress,” he further said.

The envoy had expressed concern over recent attacks by thugs on Chinese investors.

“Some thugs have been attacking Chinese investors but we shall defeat them. This is temporary, shallow and shall be defeated. There were attacks in Mukono and Mityana; one experienced by the Gayaza Road construction company and the recent one in Zirobwe,” Museveni told his guest.

“The security of Uganda is very good but urban insurgency was not paid attention to. Tell the Government of China that I am personally handling this issue.”

 

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