President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to make the cattle rustlers in Karamoja ‘lose appetite’ for the gun by building and equipping a stronger guard force at Labwordong in Agago District. #WhisperEyeNews #Rustlers #UgandaNews
Speaking at the State of the Nation address, Gen Museveni said that all those that think can start trouble should remember that the NRA is more troublesome.
He said the rustlers had taken advantage of the withdrawal of the Army 5th division but it has now been brought back and will help in addressing this issue.
President Museveni hailed the leaders and elders in the Karamoja area for giving land to the army for training, promising to compensate them for the land, and also pledged to support the training school in the construction of new classrooms, and instructors’ houses, and improving the shooting range.
According to the School’s Commandant Lt. Col.George Stephen Eyoku, the 2657 trainees including 516 females were voluntarily mobilized by the national recruitment team of the UPDF in October 2021 for 24 weeks. 47 trainers however failed to finish the course.