By Javier Silas Omagor
A section of Ugandans in Elgon sub region have strongly backed the move by the Inspector General Of Police-IGP, General. Kale Kayihura, to erect bronze monuments and miniature statues in honor of the police.
General Kayihura while addressing Mbale residents on Sunday at Nauyo primary school revelaed that the monuments are to be erected at Malukhu Estate area in Mbale Municipality to remember the area’s significant contribution in President Museveni’s struggles against bad governance.
In the 1970s Mr. Museveni, who at that time headed the Front For National Salvation-FRONASA, established a cell in Malukhu Estate, Industrial Division in Mbale Municipality, Mbale district, to recruit for and advance interests of the rebel group.
Museveni then narrowly survived being killed in an attack planed by Idi Amin soldiers while at his hide out at late Jack Maumbe Mukwana’s home.
Now government’s decision to set up a monument in memory of that event has attracted hefty backing among Elgon region residents with some like Proscovia Nabushawo advancing that the move should seek to honors even the junior officers such as slain Godfrey Mambewa and Keneth Erau.
While His highness the Umukhuka Bob Mushikori, the paramount chief of Inzu ya Masaba says the initiative would help the young generations to aspire and appreciate the historical struggles.