rebels of the Allied Democratic Force-ADF have been warned against
collaborating with the rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.
commission Uganda says any pardoned person who will engage in any activities
aimed at threatening national security will have their amnesty canceled and
follows security operations where more than 30 ADF rebels have been picked from
the Rwenzori region in the last month. Last week security forces
shot and killed four suspected rebels in Ntoroko District.
the Western Regional Coordinator for Amnesty Commission says that some of the
former ADF rebels are part of those arrested for allegedly aiding ADF
activities in neighboring DRC.
He adds that
the commission had received intelligence reports that some of the reporters
from Kasese, Ntoroko, and Bundibugyo districts were giving out information to
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says the commission is continuing to support the development of former rebels
purposely to help them start income-generating activities. He notes that
this could also divert them from attempts of getting back into rebellious
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Sibuhirwa, the chairperson LCI Chairperson of Isango Cell in Isango Sub County
which borders DRC wants the government to keep monitoring and mentoring the
reporters so that they are not persuaded to get back to the bush.
that once the group is organized and supported, they may not be lured back into
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Mbabu an ex-rebel asked fellow ex-combatants not to engage in any subversive
activities but to appreciate the government’s support.
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asked the government to improve the well-being of former rebels so that they
can be exemplary to those who remain rooted in rebellious activities. He
argues that most of them were persuaded into the bush due to a lack of
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commission since 2016, has received more than 2,000 former ADF rebels in Kasese
and Bundibugyo and more than 27,000 across the country.