Hon. Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi, Minister of Security and Rujumbura County Member of Parliament, has stated that security authorities are looking for rebels accused of killing 41 people, largely students, in the country’s worst attack.
Minister Jim Muhwezi made the revelation today, Sunday, June 18, 2023, as the chief guest at a fundraising for the construction of a priest’s house at Nyakanyinya Sub Parish in Ruhinda Sub County Rukungiri district.
Suspected rebels stormed Lhubiriha Secondary School in Kasese near the Congo border on Friday night, killing at least 41 people.
After extremists armed with firearms and machetes attacked the school, some pupils were charred beyond recognition, while others were shot or cut to death.
However, during the fundraising function in Ruhinda Sub County today, Minister Muhwezi disclosed that the rebels who stormed the school are inferiors since students are defenseless and unable to defend themselves.
He stated that Ugandans are safe and secure, asking them to remain steady since security services are capable of tracking down rebels wherever they are.
Minister Muhwezi went on to urge citizens, particularly those in border districts with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to be more vigilant in their communities in order to prevent such tragic attacks in the country.
Meanwhile, Minister Jim urged Rukungiri citizens to use the Parish Development Model Programme [PDM] and engage in commercial ventures because there is not enough land to accommodate everyone.
He provided Ugx. 26 million to the roof of the Priest’s home in Nyakanyinya Sub Parish.
Rev. Fr. Silverio Twinomugisha, the Nyakibale Parish Priest who delivered the mass, exhorted Christians to constantly help their church to the best of their ability if they want to receive God’s blessings.
Charles Byoonanebye, chairperson of the organizing committee, thanked Minister Jim Muhwezi for his significant contribution to the construction of the Parish Priest’s house, urging Christians in Nyakanyinya Sub Parish to always support their church for the development of Ruhinda Sub County, Rukungiri, and the country as a whole.
Over Ugx.54M was raised during the fundraising.