PHOTO: Education Minister Dr. Muyingo taken around school boys’ dormitory which was set ablaze by rebels killing all students to ashes!
NEWS EDITOR MEDIA
MEMBER of Parliament repesenting Rubaga South constituency in Kampala Capital Hon. Aloysius Mukasa is deeply saddened by the senseless massacre of over 37 innocent students at Lubiriha Secondary school in Kasese over the weekend, most of whom were young girls saying students in other schools and their parents are now worried of their security. Government reportely said, the attackers were rebels of Allied Democratic Force (ADF) who crossed from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
In fact, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Sunday tweeted, “This new atrocity by the elements of the ADF is criminal, desperate, terrorist and futile. It will not save them.”
However, MP Mukasa says this doesn’t answer the fundamental question of why did military intelligence and counter-intelligence fail to detect these small “cells” (as you President Museveni call them in his official statement) during the two days they spent in the area before the attack?
Mukasa who wrote to this leading investigative news Website told us that, what is even more disturbing is the fact that Kasese district has a high concentration of military and army personnel, yet such a gruesome act could take place without early detection.
As a legislstor, wants thorough investigations into this rebel attack and security officers who slept on job, given heavy punishment to act as a lesson to others who abscond from duties.
“It leaves a question, why is our security system underperforming despite taking the largest share of our national budget? The public has a right to feel safe and secure in their own communities. It is unacceptable that our students cannot attend school without fear of being killed or abducted. We want to see officers who were on duty in Kasese that night our children were massacred, arrested and heavily punished.” Reads opposition NUP MP Hon. Aloysius Mukasa’s statement.
He noted that, “We cannot allow this to become the new normal in our country. We call upon the government to intensify their efforts in providing security to all citizens, especially in areas that are prone to attacks. We need to invest in technology and intelligence gathering to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.”
To the families of the victims, Hon. Mukasa extend his deepest sympathies and assured them that justice will be served at the right time.
He said we must come together as a nation to condemn this heinous act and work towards ensuring that our children can go to school without fear. He urged all Ugandans to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the security forces. “It is our collective responsibility to ensure the safety and security of our nation.” Hon. Mukasa said.
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