President Museveni has said that Uganda is for the first time peaceful because of the efforts National Resistance Movement (NRM).
Speaking at Mbale Municipality grounds at the passing out of 173,010 crime preventers from 5 Eastern Uganda districts yesterday, Museveni said that the colonialists and the subsequent post colonial government tried but failed to pacify the country.
“Together with your parents we were involved in liberating this country because there was no freedom. During colonialism, colonialists tried to bring peace in the country but failed in Karamoja. This is the first time for Uganda to be peaceful,” he said.
When highlighting NRM achievements, peace comes first due to the prevailing conditions in northern Uganda after pushing Lord Resistance Movement far to Central Africa Republic and normalcy waves in Karamoja region after disarming the residents.
Crime Preventers hit 5 Million
The National Crime Preventers Forum, an umbrella that trains and brings together crime preventers says that the number of trained cadres has so reached seven million crime preventers. The cadres have trained in police and security practices to avert petty crimes in their communities and country at large.
Speaking the passing out of over 23,000 crime preventers trained by the Uganda Police at Nyakasanga grounds in Kasese District recently, Museveni said that their role is prevent petty crimes.
“The role of the police is to promote community policing and the role of crime preventers is to stop petty crimes of stealing chicken, coffee and more. Thanks to the Uganda Police for supporting Government to fight poverty,” he said.