By UTN Reporter
Namutumba - State Minister for Internal Affairs Obiga Kania has castigated poverty as the major cause of internal insecurity in the country.
Minister Obiga Kania says the widespread insecurity the police are apparently fighting in the different parts of the Country is due to the hard biting poverty that has bred to wide spread hatred.
Minister Kania was speaking at a fundraising drive for a church residential home at Ivuka Church of Uganda in Namutumba.
The Minister’s remarks come at the heel of violent attacks meted by armed robbers and assailants on the citizenry in a couple of months.
Among the high profile murders was that of AIGP Andrew Felix Kawesi near his home in Kisaasi in March 2016. Kaweesi was killed along with his driver and body guard.
Few weeks later, unknown assailants started attacking villages in districts of Sembabule, Lwengo, Masaka, Mpigi and Kampala after circulating anonymous letters announcing their attacks.
Minister Obiga Kania says all these are rooted at the biting poverty among the citizenry that has fueled the robberies and killings. Kania argued the church leadership to pray for peace and argued people to work hard to fight poverty. Byte-Obiga Kania
He said the government through its security agencies will protect the people and their property, as well as the territorial integrity.
The fund raising was presided over by the Central Busoga Diocese Rt Rev Patrick Wafula, who prayed for peace and argued the believers to love one another as a cure to hatred.