UGANDA: Why population may not partner with Museveni regime to fight insecurity – VIDEO PHOTOS
WHY THE POPULATION MAY NOT PARTNER WITH THE MUSEVENI REGIME TO FIGHT INSECURITY.
“If you say government has failed to provide security, then that’s not true. Government or police cannot be everywhere and they can’t manage alone. You the people are the ones to help government or police find the criminals. People that witnessed these killings MUST be able to help the government and the police trace these killers and bring them to court.”
Gen. Moses Ali – at the funeral prayers of Hon. Abiriga.
“You can’t intimidate a ruling party. For them they are looking for support, but we are not. We are the party in government and we have the support of the Magye (military).”
State Minister, Anite during the constitutional age limit amendment -Sept. 2017.
CHANGE OF GUARDS – The Museveni regime knows very well that it is resented by the general population. It is evident that this resentment is not only from the opposition but also from within the ruling regime. Its continued hold on power is premised on the use, misuse and abuse of the institution of security forces. They brutally suppress dissent, maim, detain without trial, kill, extort, rob, grab property including land without any form of hindrance.
While the rest of the population swims in abject poverty, the top brass in security circles enjoy at the expense of the tax payer. The security budget is on top of any other sector and it is used as a conduit for personal enrichment by regime cohorts. While schools and hospitals are in a sorry state, priority is on construction of state of the art office blocks for police offices and military facilities for specialised units.
It is because of this incorporation of the security forces into the regime hierarchy that most regime functionaries see themselves as immortal. The level of arrogance has best been described by Tamale Mirundi as “genetic arrogance”. It is arrogance everywhere; in handling crime, in stealing from the public, in suppressing dissent, etc. They seem to send one clear message; ” What can you do, we have the support of the magye (military).” Even Hon. Abiriga had a military body guard and moreover one who was his own blood brother!
When they are cornered, that is when they humble themselves and call upon the population to help them fight crime. Why don’t you also involve the population in sharing the political and economic spoils??
INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM