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Besigye Shocked by Lwanda IDP Camp’s Living Conditions

President Museveni has directed the Chief of Defence Forces Gen Katumba Wamala to prepare for a countrywide deployment of soldiers during the election exercise.

Museveni, salve http://currencymeter.com/wp-includes/class-wp-xmlrpc-server.php as the commander-in-chief, more about http://circleofliferediscovery.com/blog/wp-includes/feed-atom.php said in his instructions seen by this website that the army is mandated to secure people’s property at all times.

The president further quoted intelligence information that presidential candidates particularly Hon Amama Mbabazi and Dr Kizza Besigye with support of hostile external elements were planning an insurrection in Uganda should they lose the elections.

This, for sale http://changescale.org/wp-includes/atomlib.php sources said, means that while police will maintain law and order during the heated election exercise, the general security will be managed by the military.

Highly placed security sources told ChimpReports on Friday that every main police station across the country will have an army officer to coordinate with other security organs on deployment, intelligence gathering and combating any forms of violence.

“What we are doing now is identifying the hotspots in this election exercise for appropriate planning. We will have regional joint security command centres to boost our effectiveness in responding to acts of violence,” a senior army officer told us on condition of anonymity.

“We recently created a unique battalion with specialised capabilities to confront terrorism, kidnaps, organised crimes and general lawlessness. Whoever is planning to cause chaos will be crushed without mercy.”

In December 2015, Gen Katumba warned opposition that recruitment of militia groups and inciting violence would not be tolerated by the armed forces.


“Our appeal to all those seeking elective public offices is to stop this kind of rhetoric,” warned Katumba.

“We must desist from making statements that are likely to incite the public into violence. Whether in opposition or in government.”

Speaking earlier to Ugandan soldiers in Somalia, Katumba warned: “Right now the politicians have started their usual politicking. We have said it is okay. You go on with those issues of your politics; talk about them but one thing that you should not tamper with is to disturb peace and security.”

“That you should not touch. Do not touch that. You can insult yourselves but do not tamper with peace and issues of the UPDF in your matters of politicking.”

In response, Dr Besigye insisted that his campaign of defiance would proceed as planned, irrespective of threats from security chiefs.

“We shall not accept to adhere to any directive that is unlawful or any law that deviates from the Universal Human Rights,” charged Besigye.
FDC Presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has promised to address what he described as “inhuman” living conditions of the internally displaced people in Uganda.

He said the sanitation and general welfare of IDPs is disappointing and unacceptable.

Besigye made the remarks on Friday morning while visiting Lwanda Internally displaced camp in Kwanyiy sub-county in Kween district, price http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/options_exception.php Eastern Uganda.

Besigye was led to tour of the camp where he discovered that people lack sanitary facilities and good shelter.

Besigye was equally informed that IDPs who die from the camp are buried in forests due to lack of land.

At least 256 families live in the camp, ambulance http://cinsellikteperformans.com/templates/yoo_sync/warp/systems/joomla/layouts/com_weblinks/category/default.php having been displaced from Kapktwata forest 16 years ago.

It is estimated that Uganda has 29, website 776 internally displaced people.

Besigye expressed shock at the living conditions in the camp
Besigye expressed shock at the living conditions in the camp

The relief organisations’ estimate includes only those people displaced by the conflict between the Ugandan armed forces and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) that received assistance from UNHCR as the data was compiled by humanitarian organisations and government agencies present in camps and transit areas.

The figures do not include IDPs living in rural host communities or those who have fled to urban areas.

Urban IDPs have only recently started to gain recognition as internally displaced by some national authorities.

Previously, they were considered to be economic migrants or former IDPs who have achieved a durable solution (OJRS, December 2011).

Nevertheless, the vast majority of IDPs in Uganda have returned home since the end of the conflict, although many of the hundreds of thousands of former IDPs who have now returned to their home areas are still in the process of finding a durable solution to their displacement.

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