Member states in the Great lakes region have embarked on a process of implementing a common counter-terrorism strategy to confront the growing threat of terrorism, radicalization, violent extremism, and the phenomenon of mercenaries.
The program is aimed at ensuring that states including Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sudan pursue collective measures against terrorism.
According to the director of peace and security at the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region Wilson Kajwengye, the program will see countries cooperate at all levels with a view of disarming and dismantling existing armed rebel groups in the region.
In the same way, the Director of Counter Terrorism in the country , John Ndungutse, expressed optimism that the strategy will enable countries to act resolutely and collectively to defeat terrorist networks in the region.
Ndungutse also urged Ugandans to continue being vigilant on general security issues to fight terrorism.