President Yoweri Museveni has expressed anger at what he termed as misguided elements and parasites sowing unrest in Rwenzori region.
In a long article dated April 17, Museveni says 10,000 people were forced out of their homes in Bundibugyo by “machete wielding idiotic criminal killers of women and infants”.
While the displaced were angry with the authorities for failure to save their friends’ lives and property, youth from Congo told Museveni immigration officers were demanding passports from them whenever they try to enter Uganda for trading purposes.
“I do not buy the nonsense about “Security” that is banded around by the corrupt Immigration officers who are enemies of the destiny of the African peoples ─ unity for their own salvation,” Museveni wrote.
Museveni likewise said he doesn’t buy, even for a moment, the nonsense of the Congolese officials mistreating and robbing Ugandans whenever they enter Congo.
“The robbing Congolese officials will be handled by history. The cleaner, the fairer our own actions are, the easier it will be for history to deal with those thieves – by the Congolese people themselves.”
“Could the mighty United Nations and those who collaborate with that wonderful body please pacify Eastern Congo? Horror stories still come from that part of Africa.”
Museveni said he had deployed UPDF to the Congo border to deal with such problems.
Meanwhile, more than 171 of the criminals terrorising Rwenzori have been arrested and have been produced before court.
Museveni swore to defeat the uninformed, the parasites and the foreign agents who he termed as enemies of peace and prosperity.
“They kill people including women and children. They damage property. They rape women. They damage the image of Uganda as they had done recently with the result of scaring tourists.”
He said these agents are worried and desperate hence the scheme to damage the reputation of Uganda to scare away investors, tourists, etc.
“We shall defeat the three groups in one bunch: the uninformed, the parasites and the foreign agents. We shall support the East African Resistance Movement.”