Former ADF rebels in Bundibugyo receive resettlement packages
Written by David Gwenyemera on September 1, 2021
A total of 36 former Allied Democratic Forces – ADF rebels in Bundibugyo District have received resettlement packages from the Amnesty Commission Uganda.
Rtd. Capt. Ronald Sekatawa, the western regional coordinator for the Amnesty commission says the packages including household items, agricultural tools and cash amounting to Shillings 263,000, have been given out to support the former rebels start a new life in the community.
Capt Ssekatawa adds that many more combatants are surrendering to the government as a result of the arrest of their leader Jamil Mukulu, disintegration in the rebel groups and the peace messages delivered to them.
Henry Basaliza Araali, the Demobilization and Resettlement Team Leader, says the government wants to change the people’s perception of the former rebels being rehabilitated, as they skill and equip them with life-changing skills before they are integrated into communities.