MEETING AT STATE LODGE AIMED AT ENDING CATTLE RUSTLING IN GREATER NORTH
President Yoweri Museveni and a group of Karachunas [Karamoja cattle rustlers] from Kotido have held a meeting in an effort to end cattle trafficking in the greater North. The meeting took place at State lodge-Baralegi as he concluded his week-long camp.
The president camped all week to specifically tackle the issue of cattle trafficking in Greater North.
“Much of the discussions with the Karachunas was held in closed session. However, the key action point arising afterwards was for them to go on a study tour to other cattle keeping communities who have made a turn from nomadism and subsistence way of life” says a statement from state house.
Gen. Museveni is said to have offered amnesty to those who are still engaged in cattle rustling and encouraged other young people who are being used in this criminality to make the bold decision to come forward and surrender before the state engages with them in fighting.
“We shall have a follow up discussion and support them in different areas of interest in becoming agents of mindset change through wealth creation”, the President added.