Jinja: The Mayuge Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Mr. Amis Nagaya Kiganila, has threatened to take legal and illegal actions against criminals that have embarked on terrorizing locals.
He says that the aimless youths have ignored works and turned to looting people’s property in the areas of Jinja city and Busoga at large.
The deputy RDC speaks this while addressing a congregation at the sendoff of the 86-year-old, Nathan Wycliffe Mugabira, a renowned Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) diehard, an accountant and father to a popular local journalist, Isaac Imaka, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Busoga Today. This was at Wanyange village in the Northern division of Jinja city.
“Parents, prepare graves of your children. They have embarked on stealing our property but we shall have them killed,” says Kiganila.
Kiganila cautioned parents to guide their ‘wild’ children who have become ‘terrorists’ to the community.
“They are using machetes and other killing arms. They can even butcher you after taking your property,” Kiganila noted adding that when we were recently in Kyankwanzi, we were asked why there is a lot of panga-weldings in Jinja and yet we (RDCs) are the heads of security in the districts?
Kiganila’s call comes at a time when unknown assailants in the wee hours of Sunday gunned down a businessman for unknown motives in Bwondha Mayuge district.
He noted that such practices shall not be recognized and copied with and threatened for actions against perpetrators.
Mr Kiganila on the same occasion, however, asked locals to desist from begging leaders and urged them to embrace government programs of Emyooga, Parish Development Model (PDM) among others.
“These leaders especially local councilors have no money, stop asking for money from them because they are not well off. Instead, go for government’s PDM to change your lives,” he said.
The Jinja Northern division legislator, David Isabirye Agga, revealed that the standard gauge railway deal was worked upon by government in the recently read budget for the 2023/24 financial year, yet to commence in July this year.
“You are soon to be paid your money for those who were affected by the standard gauge railway, government this time round has considered you,” he said, commending government for putting the long promised Budondo road in this year’s national budget.