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Zombo youth walk out on army instructors at Presidential Skilling Centre over ill treatment

Some of the properties of the youths who threatened to walk out of the centre

Some of the properties of the youths who threatened to walk out of the centre

Over 200 youth trainees at the Presidential Skilling Centre in Zombo district, northern Uganda on Tuesday walked out on their army instructors, citing ill-treatment. President Yoweri Museveni started the youth program in 2017 to help youths, especially school drops out to attain income-generating skills.

The youths packed their bags and threatened to return to their home districts citing harassment by the Uganda People's Defence instructors. It took the intervention of Zombo district officials led by the resident district commissioner (RDC), Lt Col. (Rtd) Pius Alitema who rushed to the Zeu-based skilling centre and pleaded with the youths to calm down. 

They accused the UPDF instructors of caning them and waking them up very early. The trainees also claimed that some of the instructors deny them food and gag them from expressing their views. Phillip Oryem Anwangkani, the manager of the Presidential Skilling Center has however dismissed the allegations describing them as baseless.

"The grievances which they even aired out were things never to do with management because we have never participated in the appointment of leaders and so on," said Anwangkani.

Roy Masendi, the Zeu sub-county councillor blamed the trainees for lack of seriousness, saying they are indifferent to the skills training program.

"The problem which we're facing here is that some of these students don't know why they are here. They have packed their bags and are going home, the reason is the soldiers who are giving them mindset change training are over-beating them. Others were complaining of the time that they were waking them to go for morning errands, others are complaining about food," he said.

Francis Bolingo, the Athuma sub-county LC V councillor notes that there is a need to evaluate the deployment of UPDF instructors at the facility when civilians could be used to give the required skills. The protest comes just two weeks before the pass out of the trainees following their enrolment in August this year.

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+7 #1 Lysol 2022-12-09 05:49
At least they did not kneel down like those gullible medical students. The Observer left out that story.
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+4 #2 Lakwena 2022-12-09 10:18
In the dubious name of skilling the 87% jobless Ugandans youths, and for purposes of political domination and subjugation, "Militarism" is Dictator Gen Tibuhaburwa's single most functional art of brainwashing and/or mind-control technique.

At the heart of militarism is authoritarian ethics: without questioning (life and death) it is the absolute adherence to "order from above" to the bottom.

In other words, 36 years and counting, whoever has/her name in Tibuhaburwa's military training camp record, like those of Kyankwanzi must be afraid. They are exposed, and if caught disobeying any order from above; will be traced and Court Martialed, imprisoned in military prison and/or shot at sunset.
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+2 #3 Akot 2022-12-09 14:51
Quoting Lakwena:


In the dubious name of skilling the 87% jobless Ugandans youths, and for purposes of political domination and subjugation, "Militarism" is Dictator Gen Tibuhaburwa's single most functional art of brainwashing and/or mind-control technique.

At the heart of militarism is authoritarian ethics: without questioning (life and death) it is the absolute adherence to "order from above" to the bottom.

36 years and counting, whoever has/her name in Tibuhaburwa's military training camp record, like those of Kyankwanzi must be afraid. They are exposed, and if caught disobeying any order from above; will be traced and Court Martialed, imprisoned in military prison and/or shot at sunset.



Thanks.

Why did the youth go to this sensless training to ensure Museveni's lifetime rule & transfer of power to his son?

Why does Uganda belong to migrant Museveni?
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+2 #4 Akot 2022-12-09 14:59
Lysol, thanks.

The youth should never have gone for the absurd training to confirm Uganda belongs to migrant Museveni & family!

Tribal leaders MUST stand down NOW to give chance to UNITY that will block & show Museveni way out!

As there is no National Leadership, tribal leaders will go back to posts, but this time, every tribe will be FREE & will have to manage their lands, serve their people!

Why are Ugandans keeping Museveni on, knowing his son will replace the when he dies of old aged at +90 years of age?
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+2 #5 kasede 2022-12-09 21:39
Quoting Lysol:
At least they did not kneel down like those gullible medical students. The Observer left out that story.


YOU ARE CORRECT. Nilotic, (e.g. West Nilers) Nilo-Harmatic (eg The Amajong) & the Harmatic men (e.g. the Bahima) do not kneel down to other men. Bantu's do [e.g. B-ugandans).

I add: Those youths should get much smarter very soon because before they know it, they could find themselves donated to the Russians for Ukrain's meat grinders. [MY PERSONAL SPECULATION ONLY]. Both M7 & his son have expressed support to the Russians, haven't they?
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0 #6 kambarage 2022-12-11 05:43
Quoting kasede:
Quoting Lysol:
At least they did not kneel down like those gullible medical students. The Observer left out that story.


YOU ARE CORRECT. Nilotic, (e.g. West Nilers) Nilo-Harmatic (eg The Amajong) & the Harmatic men (e.g. the Bahima) do not kneel down to other men. Bantu's do [e.g. B-ugandans).

And Dr. Oledo who led others to kneel before M7 is not Nilo Hamite? Or you have now disowned him...

I add: Those youths should get much smarter very soon because before they know it, they could find themselves donated to the Russians for Ukrain's meat grinders. [MY PERSONAL SPECULATION ONLY]. Both M7 & his son have expressed support to the Russians, haven't they?
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0 #7 Akot 2022-12-11 14:56
Lysol,
Lakwena,

The most disturbing is that those who get chance to high education in shithles leave to get chance to real jobs in USA/UK/EU, while those who have no chance to education or just a little join army/police to ensure bad rule goes on!

The educated in shitholes have understood their only chance is in developed world!

Not even UN understands that GOOD GOVERNANCE MUST be CONDITIONAL in all member states, if there is to be a future, even for USA/UK/EU, suffocating with migration that will only accentuate!

Why are USA/UK/EU still members of UN that will finally sink them down with migrants from shitholes ruled by lifetime demons who cause poverty, wars, thus migration?
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