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DIGP conducts review of ASTU Deployments in Karamoja

DIGP Maj. Gen. Muzeeyi interacting with Police officials in Karamoja (PHOTO: Uganda Police DIGP Maj. Gen. Muzeeyi interacting with Police officials in Karamoja (PHOTO: Uganda Police

 

KARAMOJA - Following concerns about growing insecurity and violence due to raids and counter raids in the Karamoja region by legislators under the Karamoja Parliamentary Association; the Hon. Minister of State for Karamoja, Hon. Moses Kiige, the CDF Gen. David Muhoozi, the DIGP Major Gen. Sabiiti Muzeeyi, Honorable Members of Parliament from the Karamoja sub-region, held a consultative meeting with other key stakeholders from the police, UPDF and local politicians.

The meeting was held at the 3rd Divisional Headquarters in Moroto on the 1/02/2020, to purposely discuss the security challenges in the Karamoja sub-region and also devise measures on how to respond to them. The major concerns raised included; fears of counter raids from across the borders between Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan due to the porous borders, inadequate police and military presence, gun trafficking and the re-emergence of guns, hostile alliances among ethnic groups to mention but a few.

 

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Published: February 5 2020