Kampala Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere has decried high levels of insecurity in the country, calling for government interventions.
“It is unfortunate that insecurity is cropping up these days. We also get surprised that things are happening this way. We pray that our government and security [organs] will be able to handle this and put order back because it is a very big concern to everybody,” Archbishop Ssemogerere said yesterday while delivering the Christmas and New Year message at his residence in Kampala.
In some of the attacks, the criminals have killed police officers and made off with their guns, which he said they later use to attack locals.
“I hope that the government will come out, hopefully the President and others [authorities] who should tell us what is happening so that people can be able to live peacefully and get rid of the unnecessary anxiety. But, it is a cause for worry for all of us because this has happened in the past and we would not want it again to happen in Uganda,” he said.
Archbishop Ssemogerere urged Ugandans to continue being prayerful, strong and hopeful that the current situation at hand will eventually improve.
In the same light, the Archbishop urged Ugandans to continue adhering to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines so as to limit the cases of the Ebola virus.
For leaders in the country, the Archbishop urged them to work together for the sake of peace.
“I call upon all peace-loving Ugandans, all the leaders in this country, be it political, religious, cultural and local leaders to work for peace and promote unity,” he said.