November 27, 2021

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FDC: prosecute sleeping security, corrupt cops

A counterterrorism officer at the scene of a Kampala bombing

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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has expressed sympathy to the families that lost their dear ones during the Tuesday November 16th twin bombings in Kampala.

The FDC condemned use of violence to achieve political, economic or any other goals.

“We condemn violence and killing of innocent people,” said FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda on Monday while addressing press at Najjanankumbi party headquarters.

“As we move closer to the festive season, we would like to advice the public to be extra vigilant because terrorism is real. Those involved in public transport such as taxis, buses and boda bodas, you have a duty to properly check the luggage of your passengers for your own safety and the safety of the public.”

He cautioned all Ugandans to be vigilant because President Museveni in his Saturday evening address to the country admitted that the security sector which he personally heads, is sleeping most of the time and only wakes up after an incident.

He (Museveni) also admitted that the Police force he is presiding over is corrupt and can be compromised by criminals.

This sector (security) condemned by its head consumes the highest amount of taxpayers’ money in the budget every year.

“As commander in chief of all armed personnel, Museveni must personally take responsibility for the laxity and sleeping on job by some of the men in the uniform. Table below shows the amount of money the country is spending on each of the security agencies annually.”

Security Sector Budget for 2021\22 shows that Ministry of Defence received Shs 3.8 trillion, Ministry of Internal Affairs Shs 55.8 billion, Uganda Police Shs 917 billion, Internal Security Shs 117 billion and External Security Shs 61.4 billion.

The FDC demanded that all victims of the bombings must be compensated.

“Families should be compensated for the loss of their dear ones and those whose property was destroyed should also be compensated. Officers sleeping on the job must be prosecuted,” Nganda said.

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