According to security, the Albertine region that is at the porous border with the DR Congo is at greater risk since the DR Congo hosts ADF militants who are a threat to Uganda yet there are always cross-border movements between residents in the Albertine and those from the DRC, a thing security operatives say might led to infiltration of wrong elements.
According to Mukaya, he was repairing a motorcycle for his client in a garage in Kiyunga trading center when protests broke out following the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu during his campaign rally at Saza grounds.
The move follows terror alerts which were followed by two explosions; in Komamboga, a suburb of Kampala and on a Bushenyi bound bus within less than a week. Each of the incidents claimed a life and left a few other people nursing injuries.
Elegu, located in Amuru District is the main point of entry for goods and services into South Sudan. The leaders visited the border on Thursday as part of an oversight and fact-finding mission, to assess the state of the cross border relations and management by the two countries.
While cargo trucks, pickups and motorcycles were given a green light to easily proceed, occupants of private vehicles and pedestrians who were not in the category of essential workers were tasked to adduce movement permits.
Speaking to journalists after he was vetted, Gen. Muhoozi said that although a lot of things have been done in the Ministry, there is a lot more that can be done better especially in areas of effective policing and improving the general image of the police.
The residents, most of them casual labourers and market vendors say that security teams are demanding national and work identity cards, from every person who intends to cross the Nile bridge, yet many of them do not have documents and do not belong to the category of essential workers who are allowed to cross the district boundary.
According to an elder in Kisota who has lived here since the 1990’s, the road that wasa a mere footpath then, was bushy and not as clear as it is today. Then it had a lot of trees, which were full of snakes, and that is why it was named Kisota road.
Manjia County MP John Baptist Nambeshe who also doubles as the Opposition Chief Whip said following the shooting of other prominent persons in the past years, the President should clean up the security in its entirety.
Geoffrey Kambere, the Commissioner for Immigration Control says that because Uganda shares water bodies with some neighbours who are victims of instabilities, its nationals are often subjected to attacks, and sometimes kidnapped and trafficked to the neighbouring countries, will little or no help at all.