President Museveni on Monday ordered security agencies in the country to practice teamwork for effective service delivery. President Museveni made the remarks at the swearing in of the new Minister of Security, General Elly Tumwine at State House Entebbe.
The President’s call comes at the backdrop of disputes between recently fired security chiefs – Gen Henry Tumukunde and Gen. Kale Kayihura. At the time of duo sacking, observers pointed out that their misunderstandings were increasingly exposing the country’s security.
‘‘In the security docket the main issue has been teamwork. When you work as a team you benefit from the knowledge of others. People should contribute their ideas and ensure success thereafter. People should not be shy to help each other in terms of management. Security heads should not seat and remain silent while wrongs are being committed.’’ The president said.
He added: The security sector needs technology. In terms of security there is nothing that the Government cannot acquire if it is important. The technological gaps must be filled so that security organs can fulfil their responsibilities
The ceremony attended by among others, the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, the First Lady who is also the Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni, the Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odong. Also present was the Minister of Public Service Muruli Mukasa. The swearing in ceremony was conducted by the Head of Public service, John Mitala.