Give military training to all Ugandans, Bishop tells government

LWENGO. West Buganda Diocese Bishop Godfrey Makumbi has aised that government introduces compulsory military training for all Ugandans if the country is to stage a stiff resistance against terrorism.
Bishop Makumbi said although the NRM government tried to equip its people with military skills through Chaka Mchaka (civilian politico-military training programme), it did not give them enough skills to confront modern security challenges such as terrorism.
“Chaka Mchaka was good, but it was not enough. I wish all students who complete their A-Level are taken for military drills and given relevant military science training before joining higher institutions of learning,” he suggested.
The bishop was addressing a congregation at All Saints Church in Kyazanga following a closed- door meeting of church leaders in the diocese at the weekend. Bishop Makumbi added that the training should be extended to civil servants and all Ugandans.
Bishop Makumbi said history had shown that family heads used to keep spears in their houses for defence in case of an attack.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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