Former fighters of the Allied Democratic Forces –ADF in Kasese district are undergoing technology and skills development training lessons, thanks to the Amnesty Commission.
The three-day training taking place at Nadir preparatory school in Mumbuzi cell, Nyamwamba division has attracted ADF reporters from the districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Ntoroko.
Rwenzori region, the former base of the Allied Democratic Forces has remained a volatile area despite the repulsion of the ADF out of Uganda decades ago.
And, the re-occurrence of conflict has partially been blamed on the presence of redundant ex-combatants who are being exploited by wrong elements.
Mr.Henry Basaliza, a demobilization and resettlement officer with Amnesty Commission told the press that the Amnesty Commission is working with other partners to train the ex-ADF rebels in interlocking stabilized soil block technology, craft making and tailoring for economic integration.
He adds that the training will equip the selected group with skills that they will pass on to others for community development. Mr.Henry on ADF;…
Msgr. Timothy Kisembo Apuuli who heads the western Region says that after the training; the government will procure brickmaking machines for the trainees. Msgr Apuuli Kisembo on Abductees;…
Mrs.Christine Muhindo, the special presidential advisor on Rwenzori Affairs, challenged the ex-rebels to create peace within themselves and in the region.
Mrs.Muhindo is optimistic that once the group has opportunities to work, they will have no time to indulge in acts of war.
Abdu Katusabe Kyalimpa, one of the ex-rebels from Bundibugyo wants the government to give them capital so that they can be in a position to start their own businesses. Mr. Kyalimpa on capital;…..
Kyalimpa says that he attained skills in a previous training in carpentry and joinery but has failed to start due to lack of capital. END.