By Vision Reporter
President Yoweri Museveni has emphasised the importance of the identity card project, saying it will help fight crime and vote rigging.
Speaking at the 28th NRA/NRM Victory Day anniversary in Mayuge, Museveni said identification will enable government to fight crime accurately and promptly.
"Now that the UPDF has pacified the whole country, it is only the ordinary criminals that continue to disturb the people. One solution for crime is identification," he said.
"The computerization of the identities of all Ugandans and all the residents in Uganda, will enable us to identify criminals accurately and promptly. This is not only good for fighting crime but also for elections by ensuring that crooks, who have been tampering with the voters register, will be exposed.
Beneficiaries of the Nalubaale Medal and Independence Medal pose for a photograph with President Yoweri Museveni (middle with hat) at the 28th NRM day celebrations in Mayuge Sunday. PHOTO/Donald Kirya
Museveni regreted previous unreported incidents of army indiscipline, saying he would investigate all of them and compensate the affected families.
"In spite of the general line of the NRA/UPDF of always being on the side of the people, there were incidents in the anti-insurgency campaign for which we are ashamed. I do not know why the people did not report those incidents. "
"I will personally organize Mato-put (Okukaraba in Runyankore ─ blood settlement) ─ with the concerned families and communities. I appeal to the people to always report the misbehavior of police or army personnel without any fear."
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Uganda Liberation Day Speech 28 Anniversary 26 Jan 2014 - President Museveni by The New Vision