President Yoweri Museveni has pledged Shs1.3bn to the crime preventers sacco.
Museveni made this pledge on Wednesday while meeting crime preventers at Lugogo in Kampala.
“I now regard you as a reserve army for UPDF. My idea is to have a small army which is equipped but with a big reserve. Anybody who had an idea that this was a Kayihura project, please, get it out of your head. But Kayihura was an active cadre who executed that aspect and I congratulate him. In the role of detecting crime, I need to sit down with ring leaders to see how to handle it, criminals operate mainly in villages. If you’ve not yet developed village coordinators, you should because it’s easy to know how many houses there are,” Museveni said while delivering his address.