President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today met Chinese Ambassador H.E Zheng Zhu Quiang and discussed safety of Chinese investors in Uganda. The president assured Chinese that the issue of insecurity will be solved.
“Met with the Chinese Ambassador H.E Zheng Zhu Quiang. In light of recent attacks on investors and threatening messages sent out to them, I reiterated the commitment of government and myself to defeat these thugs that are trying to undermine our economic progress.
In my meeting with the Chinese Ambassador which was also attended by heads of security agencies, I have directed the Chief of Defence Forces and the Inspector General of Police to take lead in this matter.
We shall have joint coordination councils between the investors and security forces to find a localized and non-political solution for these concerns.
In industrial parks, we shall deploy at least 12 armed personnel with a car to patrol the area and be able to respond in a timely manner in case of any disturbances, whereas we shall deploy 4 armed personnel at premises that are outside industrial Parks.
The security personnel implicated in connivance with these wrong elements must be dismissed with Immediate effect.
In the meantime, I assure Ugandans, our friends and investors that this shallow issue of urban crime is only temporary and will be defeated since in addition to these measures, we beefed up our surveillance capacity with cameras,” H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said.