By Jumah Nsubuga
The minister for security Muluri Mukasa has called Ugandans not to be worried over the staying of DRC’s M-23 rebels in Uganda.
Speaking to journalists in Kampala yesterday, the minister said that M-23 rebels came to Uganda after an agreement among the two governments but any time they will be returned to DRC.
“Uganda government has no interest of keeping these rebels in Uganda. There are here but with time they will go back to their home country. I therefore want to call upon Ugandans not to get worried because M-23 rebels are under control by Uganda government” The minister said
He added that “the M-23 rebels are taken care of with funds from the Uganda budget with some funding from the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and United Nations” He added.
The minister further maintained that Uganda’s relationship with DRC is still good despite of keeping M-23 rebel’s presence in Uganda.
It’s reported that close to 1700 M-23 rebels were disarmed when they fled to Uganda from DRC.