As you are all aware, the swearing-in of the President-elect, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, will be held on the 12/05/2021, at the Kololo Independence Grounds. The ceremony marks the climax of the Presidential Election.
The Joint Task Force has a mandate to ensure the pre-swearing, swearing-in and post events, take place in a very safe and secure manner. We are therefore, confident of holding a successful event since it was planned for in the security master plan for policing the 2021 general elections, with contingencies and counter- response plans, against any threats and vulnerabilities.
At this stage, we want to inform the public that there are no specific threats directed towards the swearing in ceremony, although, we anticipate disruptive activities, such as the use of petrol bombs, acts of sabotage, blocking roads, burning tyres and other disruptive activities. However, our Joint Intelligence Components have picked this piece of information, and continue to gather information surrounding the would be perpetrators. We also are monitoring some of the disgruntled supporters who continue with their usual rhetoric of threats to violence. But we have since established that most of their threats do not pose any serious risk of violence.
In addition, our Joint Operation Command Centres across the country, are fully alert, with the relevant intel, operative and investigative components; operating 24/7. They are closely monitoring a wide-range of potential threats especially acts of domestic extremism, external influence , radical behaviour and closely monitoring all our border areas and crossing points, especially in West Nile region.
Due to security reasons, we won’t go into the specific details, but are more than prepared to do anything within our means to maintain law and order. We urge all Ugandans and visitors in the country to remain peaceful, law abiding and report any suspicious behaviour to the nearest police unit.
CP FRED ENANGA