Anti-terrorism drive launched in Uganda
04 November 2014, 09:29
Kampala - The 2010 terror survivors and local artists on Monday launched a massive anti-terrorism campaign that is geared towards reminding citizens on the dangers of terrorism in the world in a bid to save innocent lives.
On July 11, 2010 over 70 Ugandans who were watching world cup finals on television in two clubs in Kampala were killed by Al-Shabaab suicide bombers.
Over 10 people suspected to be involved in the killing, including Kenyans, Tanzanians and Somalis were later arrested and charged in Uganda's high court.
Through their organisation, UWEZO IMPRESSIONS LIMITED, led by local music artist Karim Sava, the campaign will be driven on performances across the country.
Various artists and survivors will reportedly be visiting schools, churches mosques and other public places to remind people about the dangers of terrorism so they can avoid getting involved in it.
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Through the initiative, Karim Sava has also produced a song dubbed, ''Say no to terrorism'' that has been presented at international level and now he is calling on the government to give full support to the campaign as earlier promised by the head of state and inspector general of police.
Sava said, ''Terrorism has happened in Uganda. We have heard it taking place in Kenya and other countries. Security organisations have played their role. It is time for survivors and musicians in Uganda to play our role.''
One of the bomb survivors, Robert Semujju who is currently living with disabilities which have made his life difficult and is currently calling for people to help him raise 30 000 US dollars for his treatment, cautioned the general public to be on the look out for suspicious persons.
He said, ''Since that incident, am now lame. My left arm and leg are no longer functioning. My advise to Ugandans is that they should always be alert since anything can happen to them any time.''
He also advised people to always cooperate during security checks in public places since that ensures their safety.
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