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Buchaman surrenders military-style attire

By Stuart Yiga

Added 22nd October 2020 08:00 PM

Last week, a joint security team comprising  mounted an operation in Kampala

Buchaman surrenders military-style attire

Senior Police officer James Ruhweza (left) displays a heap of army uniforms which were surrendered by the ghetto youth in Makindye, Kampala.

Last week, a joint security team comprising  mounted an operation in Kampala

Self-styled ghetto president Mark Bugembe aka Buchaman has embarked on the voluntary task of collecting army-style attire from the members of the public.

Bugembe said he came up with the idea when he saw security arresting people that were in possession of such attire in different parts of Kampala recently.

"As a ghetto president, I took it upon myself to encourage my ghetto members to surrender these uniforms to avoid illegality," he said.

He also advised the ghetto youth to shun politicians who lure them into demonstrations.

"Let us now embark on promoting peace and love for our country rather than insecurity," he said while meeting the regional Police commander for Kampala Metropolitan South, James Ruhweza.

The meeting was Buchaman's residence in Makindye Luwafu, Kampala, where he handed over the first batch of the clothes and other items.

Ruhweza urged the youth to emulate Buchaman and ensure that those still in possession of such uniforms hand them to the Police.

He said some of the items they received from the ghetto team were six green belts, three army vests, three pairs of shoes,13 camouflage trousers, T-shirts, one khaki cap, three bandanas, eight camouflage caps, four camouflage warm suits and 16 camouflage shirts.

"The ghetto president and his wife invited us so that they can hand over these security uniforms, which they collected from the ghetto youth, back to us. This is a unique gesture that should be emulated by other people who are still in possession of such property," he said.

Last week, a joint security team comprising the army, Police and Local Defence Unit personnel mounted an operation at the office of the National Unity Platform party in Kamwokya, Kampala and other places such as Luwum Street, Kiyembe Lane, William Street as well as Makindye, Kawempe and Bwaise, where they seized military-style attire.

While addressing journalists at the Kampala Central Police Station, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga warned that those found in possession of such attire would be charged with being in possession of government stores.

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