MP Wants Youth Livelihood Fund Scrapped

Following the murder of Sheikh Ductoor Muwaya, viagra 40mg the Namayingo LC 3 chairman and 2 police officers, viagra sale 20 suspects are set to be charged for terrorism, murder and other related charges, the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga has announced.

Addressing journalists on Monday at the police headquarters in Naguru on Monday, Enanga explained that this was as a result of the police camping for more than two months in the eastern region which he said culminated into the arrest of the prime suspects in the murders and acts of terrorism carried out recently.

“Over the weekend we were able to arrest a one Musa Mzee who rode the motorcycle used by the assailants who murdered Sheikh Muwaya to flee after killing him,” Enanga explained.

“He was arrested together with another Afan in a mosque in Lira.”

According to the police mouthpiece, Musa Mzee was the missing link in the jigsaw of the apprehension of the suspected killers who terrorized the Eastern districts of Mbale, Busia, Bugiri, Namayingo and Mayuge.

“This is a good breakthrough considering the mode in which all the murders were carried out and the killers vanished on waiting motorcycles. After interrogation of some suspects, it was established that he rode the motorcycle and we had to pursue him until he was apprehended.”

Enanga added that the motorcycle whose rider had just been apprehended was again used in the murder of two police officers who guarded the home of former IGG Faith Mwonda and Namayingo LC 3 chairman David Tito Okware.

“The 20 suspects will be charged in court this week for terrorism, murder, aggravated robbery and other crimes against humanity,” he added.


Murders in Eastern Uganda shook the nation to the core and sparked off fears of a clandestine armed rebellion.

Enanga said the arrests are not a coincidence considering that a 65-year-old woman was arrested in Bukedea with 4 guns.

“This shows that it was a racket,” Enanga explained.

“These in addition to others who were recently charged were part of the racket that planned and orchestrated  the plots in a bid  to cause hatred to government but were being funded by some forces outside the country,” he added.

The police publicist however warned that remnants of the group had sought refuge in L. Victoria islands and that they would soon be apprehended.

Recently, Nakawa Grade one Magistrate Timothy Lumunye charged 12 Tabliq Muslims of 5 offenses including terrorism and murder of Muslim clerics.

Among the suspects charged in January but have since been committed to the High Court for trial including the Tabliq sect leader Sheikh Muhamad Yunus Kamoga and  his wife Aisha Nasibante among others.
Kabula Country Member of Parliament in Lyantonde District James Kakooza last Saturday, cheap proposed that government scraps off the Youth Livelihood Program fund, because it would not have much impact on addressing youth unemployment in the country.

Kakooza was meeting hundreds of youths at Salama Shield in Lyantonde Town council, who had gathered to take stock of the government program in their district. Also in attendance was the District Assistant CAO Martin Yigga.

Hon Kakooza told the youth gathering that the Shs 200m slated to be apportioned to his district under the Youth Livelihood Program was despicably insufficient.

He said the amount was not capable of financing a small fraction of youth development groups sprouting up in the district.

“I think that the youths are better off without this funding. It is only going to breed confusion and animosity,” said the legislator.

Kakooza appealed to the President to have this money diverted to financing trainers of the youth to start up self-support projects instead,

“Handing money directly to the youths will only cause challenges, and its impact is likely to be dismal. The 200million for instance allocated to my district; this is actually much less than the cost of the car I drive,” he added.

Kakooza called upon the youths to focus attention on starting their own businesses, noting that most of the richest people in the country had started thus.

The 33 groups picked by the Lyantonde District to be given Shs200millions are from 7 sub counties.

They entail metal fabricators, handcraft makers, farmers, caterers, black smiths, brick makers among others.

However, the District community Officer Sowed Kyeyune told the youth that as small as it is, they should utilize the money to develop themselves. He also cautioned them against extravagance, such as drinking and marriage parties.

The Youth Livelihood program was rolled out countrywide last year, with hopes that it would alleviate the souring youth unemployment challenge in the country, by funding youths self-support projects up to the grassroots

The initiator of this program and Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana says that this money would come in handy to offer the youth with equipment suitable for them to start their own businesses.



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