Gen. Museveni to tour the entire country monitoring security situation

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By Patson Baraire Mushaija

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is set to traverse the country to monitor and evaluate the performance of security forces operations on the ground.

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President Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Armed forces is set to meet the country’s security chiefs in all sectors.

Gen Museveni is currently camped in Kapchorwa District where he is commanding intelligence led operations to stop the threat of re-insurgence of cattle rustlers in Karamoja region.

President Museveni met with security organs including UPDF, Police, RDCs, ISO operatives and UWA officials over the security situation in Karamoja which has affected the neighbouring regions of Teso, Bugisu, Sebei and a spilled over into Kenya.

A reliable source from State House intimated to our reporter that President Museveni is also set will to meet security chiefs in charge of the regions of Elgon , Karamoja, Lango, Rwenzori and Western Uganda and the meetings in their respective regions.

The meetings will be restricted to Officers from ISO, RDCs, Police and UPDF in those regions as Gen Museveni seeks to get first-hand information and briefs about the security situation in the country but also see where to improve.

President Museveni made a national tour of all barracks around the country in 2019 to assess the welfare of the UPDF, listen to complaints of the rank and file in the army, with a view to resolving some of them as part of the normal functions for a Head of State and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces in the country.

The development comes on the backdrop of the operations commanded by the President himself targeting Karamajong warriors who have since changed tactics in form of a network that involves criminals with guns, bows and arrows, stick-squads that drive the cows and corroborators and have wreaked havoc leaving a trail of death, rape and destruction and threatening the prevailing peace and security in Karamoja and the neighbouring districts.

During one of the meetings with security personnel, President Museveni, the Third Division Commander, Brig Joseph Balikuddembe said that security has adopted a new concept of dealing with the warriors which targets 4 groups who include criminals with guns, those with bows and arrows, those with sticks to drive the cows, and collaborators who are in different districts but connected and linking up with the rustlers.

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