Karacunas Urged to Embrace Amnesty Window as Disarmament Drive Gains Momentum in Kotido & Kaabong

KOTIDO – The Commanders of the disarmament operation and senior leaders in Kotido and Kaabong Districts have issued a compelling plea to the Karacunas, urging them to seize the opportunity presented by the amnesty window.

This call reverberated on Thursday this Week across the respective districts, taking center stage amid a comprehensive drive for heightened security mobilization aimed at fostering a voluntary approach within the disarmament operation, codenamed “Usalama Kwa Wote.”

“As our direct engagement with the community continues unabated, I implore the Karacunas to wholeheartedly embrace the amnesty window, a temporal opportunity designed to align with the Presidential directive, mandating the return of all firearms,” emphatically conveyed Major General Don Nabasa, the esteemed 3 Division Commander.

Maj Gen Nabasa thoughtfully highlighted that the joint forces’ voluntary strategy had yielded commendable results, culminating in the recovery of more than 80 firearms and 1200 live ammunition rounds within the past three months, spanning the entire operational area.

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In a recent and promising development, three firearms were willingly surrendered by individuals from Achia Longorialem (South Division, Kotido Municipality), Apanamuti (Kamor sub-county), and Kapel (Maaru sub-county) at the secure precincts of Losilang sub-county headquarters in Kotido district.

Affirming the unwavering commitment to maintaining combat readiness and an augmented deployment, Brig Gen Felix Busizoori, the astute Deputy Division Commander, underscored the importance of dissuading any potential resurgence of arms acquisition from neighboring countries.

Senior Commissioner of Police Elias Kasirabo, the esteemed commandant of the Anti-Stock Theft Unit, provided insights into several security interventions aimed at regulating livestock trade. These comprehensive efforts have yielded tangible outcomes, as evidenced by the inauguration of 13 officially sanctioned markets under close scrutiny.

Notably, exit routes have been prudently minimized, and a focused approach has resulted in the legitimization of 26 traders through meticulously issued permits, a stark departure from the previous widespread practice.

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Renowned as “Kacheri boy” and revered as the Chairperson of Local Council 5 for Kotido District, Hon Komol Lotee, championed a fervent pledge to galvanize the masses in unwavering support of the voluntary approach, a resounding chorus that has undeniably borne fruitful outcomes.

His homage extended towards the women’s steadfast efforts in persuading their partners to conscientiously relinquish firearms, amplifying their commendable role in engaging with security commanders and committees.

The poignant mobilization event witnessed the eminent presence of Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara, the distinguished General Manager of Uganda Air Cargo, accompanied by Members of Parliament, Resident District Commissioners (RDCs), Senior Officers from the UPDF, Police, ASTU, Local Leaders, and an assembly of over 2000 residents and Karacuna representatives hailing from Kotido and Kaabong districts.

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