President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appealed to Ugandans to be patient and allow government institutions to their work promptly.
Speaking during the presidential address on Tuesday afternoon, Museveni also highlighted immoral acts like attacking armed soldiers patrolling during the Covid 19 Lockdown.
“I will Tell My Soldiers to Beat You until You Lose Appetite of throwing stones. Why do like risking, you are attacking an armed officer? This is un acceptable.” Museveni said.
This statement follows the incident that happened in Amuru where a UPDF soldier identified as Alex Niwanyine was on April 12 been admitted in Gulu hospital after being attacked by a civilian while he was enforcing the presidential directive on night curfew.
In the due course, the victim lost his eye.
Mr Niwanyine who is also an escort of the Amuru district RDC was attacked on April 11, 2020 by a one Stephen Olibia at as he was asking people to close their shops at around 8:30pm in Bibia town council.
The incident was revealed by the UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire on his twitter platform.
“He lost his eye when violently attacked in Bibia Town council as he enforced directives to prevent COVID-19. Such incidents emerging including pelting stones at security forces must stop,” reads the tweet.
The suspect has been arrested and is under police custody in Amuru.
Mr Karemire in his address on Friday 10″, 2020 warned those attacking security forces as they would be heavily punished.
He added that, “our appeal remains the same that please don’t obstruct the security forces while on duty. Don’t put your finger in fire because you are going to get burnt by doing these silly things,” said Karemire.