President Museveni Lauds Karamoja For Promoting Cross Boarder Security

BY ANDREW BABA BULUBA

MOROTO, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the leadership in Karamoja for the prevailing cross-border peace in the region.

The remarks were echoed by Museveni’s personal Assistant, Milly Babalanda from the Office of the NRM National Chairman [ONC] while addressing NRM mobilisers in Karamojaon Thursday.

Babalanda has been in a mobilization tour of Eastern Uganda that saw her traverse Busoga, Mbale, Sebei subregion, Teso and Karamoja.

In Teso, she interacted with NRM coordinators from  Soroti, Kaberamaido, Kumi, Katakwi, Amuria, Serere among others.

Thursday 10 marked the end of the tour of the East with Moroto serving host, with State Minister for Karamoja Moses Kizige describing the task handed to the newly commissioned coordinators a privilege that should make them with pride.

Kizige advised the coordinators not to worry about having to work voluntarily adding that he had himself started as a volunteer at the formation of the NRM Secretariat before he was appointed Minister.

Museveni, in a message read by Milly Babalanda thanked the Karamajongs for their overwhelming support for the NRM party which saw him garner 87.6% of the national tally in 2016.

He also hailed the Subregion for their role in fighting inter boarder criminal activities and also supporting regime efforts to pacify the Subregion in combating cattle rustling.

Milly Babalanda addresses the NRM coordinators in Karamoja

“You have ensured that no criminals cross into Uganda to cause instability. You have also supported government programs to pacify and develop Karamoja including collaborating with investors to promote big-time extractive industries making items such as ceramics, precious jewels and raw materials for cement production,” Museveni said

Museveni said the industries are providing jobs to children of the area who have gone on to cause transformation hence ending Karamoja’s culture of shame that had described the Subregion for ages.

The President reaffirmed the government’s commitment to develop the Subregion by attracting more investors so as to create jobs for the people of the region.

Museveni tasked the audiences at each of the sessions to shun divisive politics and called for an end to internal frictions, further advising that those with personal differences should sort them now through dialogue.

The exercise which initially kicked off early this year was halted due to the COVID19 pandemic before it was reignited late last month.

 

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