JINJA: The Mayuge Deputy Resident District Commissioner (DRDC), Mr Amis Kiganila, has threatened tough action against criminals that are terrorising Jinja residents.
Kiganila was addressing mourners who gathered at Wanyange in Jinja district to send off Nathan .W. Mugabira, 86, a renowned Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) diehard and father to veteran journalist Isaac Imaka. Imaka is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Busoga Today, a regional newspaper based in Jinja.
“Parents, prepare graves of your children. They have embarked on stealing our property but we shall have them killed,” Kiganila said, while cautioning parents on proper child upbringing.
“They are using machetes and other weapons. They can even butcher you after taking your property,” he noted.
“When we were recently in Kyankwanzi, we were asked why there is a lot of panga-wielding thugs in Jinja and yet we (RDCs) are the heads of security in the districts,” Kiganila said.
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.
Mr Kiganila also urged residents to embrace government programs like Emyooga and Parish Development Model (PDM) among others.
“These leaders 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 Aga, revealed that the standard gauge railway deal was worked upon by government in the recently read budget for the 2023/24 financial 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. He commended government for putting the long promised Budondo road in this year’s national budget.