By Carol Kasujja
Minister of internal affairs Gen. Aronda Nyakirima has promised the country peaceful elections in 2016.
He explained that having arrested elusive wanted terror suspect Jamil Mukulu, the leader of Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), security forces now have what it takes to see that the elections are peaceful.
He also warned social media alarmists who are spreading rumours that the country’s security is in a bad state.
“I can assure you the country is peaceful and stable. We scored when we returned Mukulu, a terrorist we have been hunting for several years; the process of identifying him was not easy but we managed, so Ugandans should not be scared,” he said.
Addressing journalists, he called upon Ugandans to pick their National Identity cards ahead of elections.
“The National Identity cards will not help you to vote but the same cards will help people to access loans from the bank without using LC letters. To those business people who travel around east Africa, they should get them because you will not need a passport to go to any east African country.”
He made these remarks Tuesday at the swearing-in ceremony of the new National Identification registration Authority Executive Director, Judy Obitre- Gama, at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala.
“I want to congratulate the new Executive director, I have worked with her before and request her to be a team player. This is a historical moment for us,” said Aronda.
Addressing journalists, Gama promised to carry on with the ongoing registration even after elections.