President calls for respect of civilians by security officials

Tuesday 8th May 2012

President Yoweri Museven has asked security officials in Uganda to respect civilians for harmonious co-existence in the country. He said it is through respect and love that Uganda as a country that Uganda will ensure development.

The President made the remarks today at State House, Nakasero following a complaint from one Teddy Acham, an NRM Party mobiliser for Soroti district, who was roughened up by the Army during the Centenary celebrations of Soroti Catholic diocese that were held last Saturday May 5th, at St. Joseph’s parish in Ngora district, where the President was the chief guest.

The soldiers who were paraded before H.E. the President, duly apologized to Ms. Acham and asked for her forgiveness to which she assented and said she had forgiven them.

Ms. Acham thanked President Museveni for being a champion of the welfare of wananchi. She vowed and pledged to continue mobilizing support for the National Resistance Movement Party.

President Museveni, on his part described Ms. Acham as a courageous and strong Movement Party supporter. He commended her for forgiving the soldiers. The soldiers later shook hands with Ms. Acham after she had forgiven them and took pictures together with the President.

ENDS

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