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Members of the Opposition in Parliament have requested the House to take a stand on the existence of Crime Preventers.

Hon. Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi raised the issue during the sitting on Thursday, what is ed cure http://davenportchiropractic.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/aioseop_functions.php saying that the Crime Preventers have been taking part in a number of illegal activities around the country.

“It has become common to find Crime Preventers carrying voters registers. One wonders who gave these people the authority to do so. My appeal therefore is that some control be exercised on the Crime Preventers as we go into this election period, information pills http://conforms.com/wp-content/plugins/siteorigin-panels/inc/css.php ” Hon. Kivumbi appealed.

In support, decease http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-admin/includes/update-core.php the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Wafula Oguttu, said that he had received many reports that Crime Preventers were taking part in many illegalities and urged the government to take stand on the issue.

“I have heard that Crime Preventers are being used to create false lists out of the election registers and that some are taking part in criminal acts such as the incident in Ntugamo,” Hon. Oguttu said.

Hon. Paul Mwiru said that he is worried the Crime Preventers are being used as a tool to assert political power.

“Crime Preventers are becoming an issue and yet we do not exactly know who they report to; in my constituency they have been defacing posters yet ideally that should be offering protection,” he said.

In addition, the Opposition Chief Whip, Hon. Cecilia Ogwal said the government needed to be clear on who was in charge of the Crime Preventers and in which jurisdiction they operate.

“We have so many complaints about the Crime Preventers and yet when we complain to the Police they say they are not responsible for them. We need to know who is in charge of these people,” MP Ogwal said.

However in response, the Minister of Defense, Hon. Dr. Crispus Kiyonga invited the Leader of the Opposition to a dialogue on the issue.

“I have heard so many complaints about this issue and I would like to invite the Leader of the Opposition to discuss the matter openly as I urge other Members to remain calm,” Hon. Kiyonga said.
President Museveni has expressed his frustration with Burundian political actors’ failure to resolve their differences, order http://cremeriavienna.it/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/pipe.php saying their unquenchable thirst for power and entrenched sectarian politics were destroying the country’s economy.

Museveni participated in the 1998 Arusha Peace Talks that saw rival Burundi rebel movements agree to lay down weapons to rebuild their country after years of bloodshed.

“In Burundi, thumb http://ciprs.cusat.ac.in/wp-admin/includes/plugin-install.php you are only fighting for political posts but you are killing the economy which is the base of the country’s development,” said Museveni while re-launching the Burundi peace talks on Monday.

Museveni explained that most Africans believe wealth is obtained from government instead of positioning themselves to gain from a vibrant private sector.

“We therefore ask the two fighting sides to find a political solution to this situation, because they are killing their own opportunities. Investors will shun their country; even those who are there will run away,” said Museveni.

“‘You are fighting for political posts but you are killing the base of the economy. Even when you get those positions eventually you will have no where to start and then you will run to donors. ‘I want this; I want that…Africans’ must stop being clowns.’”

The peace talks re-launch ceremony taking place in Kampala comes against the backdrop of increased fighting in Burundi in which hundreds have died and thousands confined in refugee camps.

The country slipped into anarchy after President Pierre Nkurunziza refused to leave power following the expiry of the two mandatory terms.

President Museveni today said there was “vagueness in Burundi Constitution” which he said had brought confusion.

“Could the President stand again? We agreed to have a dialogue,” said the President.

On reports of executing opposition supporters by police and other security services, Museveni said, “These extrajudicial killings cannot be tolerated. I am glad when I spoke to the Major General sent by President Nkurunziza. He came to see me in the village.”

Museveni said Nkurunziza’s delegate agreed that Uganda sends investigators to Burundi.

“I am going to send a team, privately as Uganda, to investigate the alleged extrajudicial killings. In my capacity as the mediator I want to be sure about that. That is something we cannot agree to,” he added.

Almost on a daily basis, dead bodies of perceived opposition supporters are found on Bujumbura streets.

Museveni praised African Union for “sending in some money for this mediation together with the EU as well as United States.”

Human rights

Still on human rights abuses, Museveni said, “Killing prisoners of war, even if somebody is an enemy is not right. If he is captured, handle him in accordance with the law. You don’t torture and beat him.”

The mediator recounted how in Uganda “we lost a lot of people in extrajudicial killings by soldiers of the past governments.”

He added: “The Arusha accord was all about democracy accompanied with security for everybody. We stated categorically that we would not tolerate the violation of this package.”

On term limits, Museveni said the mediators’ position after the deadlock of the court ruling on the third term, “we wanted a political solution in form of a dialogue so that we could use these 5 years to agree on how to move on. By ignoring the legal part of it, we wanted this to happen before the elections but things moved very fast.”

UN Security Council

Museveni did not spare the UN Security Council while criticising foreign powers’ interference in African affairs.

And then these people were ringing me from all over the place, the {UN Security Council). There are these people called the Security Council, who know what is happening everywhere around the world. They are omnipotent, they want to replace God. I talked to some of them and said “could you kindly shut up please? I am going to call these people and talk to them.”’

Museveni further said the antagonistic parties should today agree to a better future instead of prolonged peace talks.

“I don’t get it when peace talks go on forever; you can meet one afternoon and agree.”


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