Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has berated developed countries for promoting anarchy in developing countries by interfering with the work of local security agencies.
He says the west has created a lot of confusion in Africa by siding with what he refers to as ‘local confusion makers’. He cites demonstrations in Uganda and several African countries as well as the Arab spring which saw the fall of a number of political leaders in North African states.
President Museveni was on Monday speaking during the first regional police chiefs retreat taking place at Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National park. Thirteen police chiefs under their umbrella body, the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) are in the country to attend the retreat.
Museveni says local mistakes need to be addressed without any external pressures and western input.
He further challenges the police chiefs to thoroughly discuss the increased use of social media for mobilization saying the lack of regulation is like to cause chaos.
Museveni says increasingly people are using the internet to promote wrong ideas while taking advantage of the fast methods of propagating it.
Earlier, The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura said the retreat will be used to discuss Africa’s emerging crimes with special focus on cyber-crime and management of contemporary violence.
The retreat is organized under the theme, “challenges of contemporary policing in the Eastern Africa region: managing violence and cyber-crime.”
EAPCCO, is a regional Police organization affiliated to Interpol, which, to date, is composed of 13 countries of East, central, and Horn of Africa. In attendance of the two-day meeting are Police chiefs of Uganda, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Seychelles, Somalia, and Tanzania.