Bishop Kaggwa attacks gov’t on insecurity
LILLIAN N. MUTYABA
Masaka Catholic Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa has blamed government for the break down of the country’s security system which he said is the cause for the growing acts of criminality in the country.
Leading the Palm Sunday prayers at Kitovu Cathedral, the seat of Masaka Diocese, Bishop Kaggwa cited the recent wave of kidnaps that have caused a sense of insecurity among many Ugandans. In effect, the prelate said, many no longer enjoy the country owing to a fear of being kidnapped or having a loved one kidnapped.
“As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, leaders should be reminded that they are responsible for what is happening, let them find a way of addressing the situation,” Bishop Kaggwa said.
Kaggwa’s remarks come at a time when the country is still in shock over the kidnap and subsequent killing of Susan Magara.
The 28-year-old woman was kidnapped early last month near her home at Lungujja near Kampala and her body was discovered three weeks later dumped off the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway.
Bishop Kaggwa’s diocese has also witnessed cases of killings by gangs armed with either gungs or machetes which has made the security situation in the nine districts that make Masaka Diocese tense.
Kaggwa fears that the happenings in the country will have a multiplier effect on the young generation.
He also spoke against the high inflation rates in the country which has impacted on the lives of the ordinary citizens who can no longer afford the basics of life owing to the escalating commodity prices.