Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ugandan officials, journalists pledge anti-terror cooperation

The world famous Tororo Rock, as seen from my hotel.
Pledging to work together, Ugandan security officials (police, army, local government) and journalists concluded a two day Peace Media and Counterterrorism seminar Tuesday in Tororo, in far eastern Uganda.

At the end of the seminar, the team of 20 participants agreed to form an organization to facilitate cooperation and collaboration on anti-terrorism efforts, especially those initiatives designed to keep the public informed and vigilant in this border region. They even wrote some bylaws for this new organization, and promised to hold their first meeting in two weeks. Very encouraging indeed.

Program assistant Gloria Laker and I hold one more Peace Media and Counterterrorism seminar Friday and Saturday, and then it’s back to Kampala next week for the project’s culminating activity, a two day summit.
Gloria Laker, imparting some words of wisdom.

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