The Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, has urged Ugandans to share with police all information of security concern, calling for vigilance in fight against terrorism.
The speaker’s call comes at the backdrop of two bomb attacks that occured at a pork joint in Komamboga, Kampala, and on a swift safaris bus bound for Ishaka, at Lungala in Mpigi district. The blasts claimed two lives, and left several others injured.
The attacks have since been attributed to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) sleeper cells in the country.
Oulanyah, urged Ugandans to be cautious and vigilant since they are the first line of defence in fighting terrorism.
“We must be our first line of defence, I urge honourable Members of Parliament and all Ugandans to share with Police, all information of security concern,” the speaker said.
He added, “It’s unfortunate the extent to which terrorists can go to indiscriminately aim at destroying lives. Commiserations to families of our people who lost lives.”
The speaker appealed to the MPS not to inflame the situation but suggest solutions.
“My appeal to Members of Parliament is not to inflame but suggest solutions as the House debates the Statement by the Minister of State for Internal Affairs on the explosions at Digida eating point in Komamboga and on a Swift Safaris bus at Lungala along Kampala – Masaka highway,” he noted.
Speaker Oulanyah noted that there is need to act quickly on intelligence.
“I saw a terror alert issued by the British High Commission in Kampala and in a matter of days, it happened. How do they know what we don’t? Can we up our game? What can our agencies do better? These are the things that should interest us.”