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Winnie Kiiza wants parliament recalled from recess over insecurity

 

Leader of Opposition in parliament Winnie Kiiza has demanded that legislators be recalled from their recess to deliberate on the current security crisis in the country.

Kiiza says that Uganda’s security organs seem to have failed to contain the escalating crimes including kidnaps and murders of civilians.

Winnie Kiiza addressing the media

“My appeal is that we come back from recess and see how we put this madness [kidnaps and murders] to an end. If those in charge of security cannot consider resigning, let parliament come and force them to resign because it looks like they have failed in their responsibility,” Kiiza said this afternoon at parliament.

She accused security organs of prioritizing protection of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) than Ugandans.

“It is becoming too much. It’s unacceptable that a country will be losing people every other day. Our people are dying while we are proving security for other people in other countries. It’s a shame, it’s a pity,” Kiiza said.

Legislators were sent on recess on February 15 this year but Kiiza believes it is time for them to return to work.

“The country is in disarray. Even as parents are taking children to school, you are not sure you will find them most especially the poor parents in the villages where children have to trek miles from home to school.”

Kiiza was flanked by MPs Francis Gonahasa (Kabweri), Robinah Ssentongo (Kyotera Woman), Sizomu Wambedde (Bungokho North), Lyandro Komakech (Gulu Municipality) and Latiff Ssebaggala (Kawempe South).

Her comments come after the kidnap and eventual murder of an accountant, Suzan Magara. Magara’s body was on Monday found dumped at Kitiko village between Kigo and Kajjansi. Her kidnappers had demanded Shs 3.7 billion in a ransom.

An accountant with Bwendero Dairy Farm (BDF), Magara was reportedly kidnapped while driving to her home in Lungujja, Lubaga Division three weeks ago. Her belongings including a motor vehicle, handbag and cell phone were found abandoned on the roadside after her kidnap.

The kidnappers had cut off two of Magara's fingers before killing her, as they demanded for ransom from her family. To the opposition, however, the insecurity is because of the fights among security agencies.

According to Kiiza, government is concentrating on extending President Museveni’s term in office and celebrating the removal of age limits when Ugandans are dying.

Kiiza and group say it is time to have an extensive discussion on the numerous ‘security’ groupings from crime preventers, internal and external security organizations, the police, informers, to groups such as Boda Boda 2010 and Kifeesi.

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+2 #1 Remase 2018-03-02 20:51
Fellow Ugandans, it is not only the insecurity in the country, it is each and everything that has been ruined.

It is not the security organs which have failed the country, it is M7's life presidency which have brought the country to its knees!!

Nothing is going to change even if parliament is called back from recess.

Completely Nothing!! Parliament could be recalled and even write on water, however, nothing is going to change. What has to change is to get rid of the bustard. Period.
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+1 #2 Phalanch 2018-03-02 22:10
Winne Kizza , there is No such thing as or like a parliament any where near Uganda, what is in place should be renamed OUTCASTS,

Most of these are a curse to society, let us live with that for now till otherwise .

Please feel free not to share Uganda's situation with them ,Uganda brought herself here and she will get herself out ,where there is will there is a way .
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+1 #3 A k mukasa 2018-03-03 07:33
To Museveni and Kayihura insecurity in Uganda is only measured by the number of threats to Museveni’s regime.

To them the killings, kidnapping, robberies, home invasions, etc do not amount to insecurity.

Thus the reason why Museveni keeps on boasting that no one can cause insecurity in Uganda.

Not wishing to rain on his parade we have had insecurity for a number of years the only difference now is that it has started affecting even those who have the wherewithal to bring it to the attention of the masses and those in power.

Not wishing to play down the tragic death of Ms Magara, it is quite unfortunate that the police has only seen in fit to offer 100 million shillings for the death of one woman but did not offer the same amount for the death of 20 women.

Is it because the parents of the 20 women were not granted an audience with Museveni?

What kind of country do we live where one life is a lot more valuable than 20 lives put together? I leave it to Museveni and Kayihura to answer.
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0 #4 Odongkara 2018-03-03 12:11
Quoting Remase:
Fellow Ugandans, it is not only the insecurity in the country, it is each and everything that has been ruined.

It is not the security organs which have failed the country, it is M7's life presidency which have brought the country to its knees!!

Nothing is going to change even if parliament is called back from recess.

Completely Nothing!! Parliament could be recalled and even write on water, however, nothing is going to change. What has to change is to get rid of the bustard. Period.


Agreed and I repeat agreed. The 317 heroes or call them historicals from a shithole country will never create any change in a shithole parliament.

Ugandans need to think outside the box if we are to regain our independence and security.

Otherwise the opposition can only talk and talk and if they talk too much other means are used to silence them: assaults, detention or cnebanda style.
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0 #5 WADADA rogers 2018-03-03 13:59
Wants MPs to be recalled over insecurity, so that they do what, stop the thieves, the kidnappers, the murderers, the suggestion sounds stupid.

When these MPs are recalled, they will just come to parliament, talk about the problem and then sign for their allowances and go, that perse will not solve the problems Uganda is facing. Not even enacting laws will stop these evils
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0 #6 Jama 2018-03-03 17:57
What kind of Parliament do you refer to Hon kizza ?

The one dominated by a gang of bandits. Parliamentarians who defy their own electors by voting against their will.(we saw it during age limit period)

Such a Parliament is not interested in ordinary Ugandan's need but in service bof their guru's will.

The same with a tribally oriented security service, designed to defend a regime at all costs. In Uganda today we don't have a Republican army or police, like our sister neighbours in Kenya and Tanzania.

We the responsible gorvnment which in future will replace this bush war minded regime will have among its priority to reform all this .

I call upon fellow Ugandans not to lose hope in a brighter future without these arrogant liberators. For what has a beginning must have an end.
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+1 #7 rubangakene 2018-03-03 20:48
What's the point, eh? How will these fat cats solve the security issues?

They are paid zillions and live in citadels guarded by the best security personnel money can buy; some of these security guards are 'foreigners' who get paid in foreign dollars.

Forget recalling these hopeless lot; they are busy running their own businesses, some are indeed holidaying in the Bahamas and shopping in London, Paris and New York probably "on government funds"!
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