Rugunda speaks on 4000 missing guns, arrow boys pay

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Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda was Thursday tasked to explain media reports about 4000 guns missing from police.

“I do not belie the media reports, however I have discussed the matter with the security minister and other security officials, investigation is being carried out,” he said during Prime Minister’s Time.

The prime minister said that the story in New Vision about the stolen guns is not true and investigations are still going on.

Appearing on NBS television, Police Spokesman, SSP Emilian Kayima, said the Inspector General of Police sanctioned a gun audit that is yet to be appreciated and shared to the general public.

“There could be guns missing but some of our officers at some point are attacked, killed and the guns go missing.”

Kayima said somebody must answer, and if it’s true accolades will be given.

Asked on gun audit, Kayima said its moving on well and a report will be given to the IGP, which will as well be shared to the general public.

“There is nothing we are going to hide.”

Separately, Rugunda spoke on the compensation for arrow boys who helped the national army end Lord’s Resistance Army [LRA] insurgency in northern Uganda.

“Arrow boys are greatly commended for bringing peace in this country, they have not been forgotten, they will be supported to live a normal life in the society as long as funds allow.”

On the rampant land grabbing cases, Rugunda said: “That is why we have set up the land commission to enable us study the situation and come up with a lasting policy on land grabbing.”

 

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