The recent Kampala bombings by the al Shabab militia a Somali based armed terrorist wing that collaborates with Osama bin laden's AQAP(Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula),brought to Uganda's public eye a question that has for so long been ignored,the scourge of terrorism,Terrorism which has worldwide been described as both a crime and a holy duty;a tactic and strategy;more plainly a justified reaction to oppression and an inexcusable abomination,is the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological. The scourge of terrorism has swept over the world at such pace as never imagined,undoubtedly terrorism is here for keeps and the degree to which all countries are becoming vulnerable is scaring.
Although the nations of this earth seem to have acknowledged terrorism as an epidemic that we have potential and ability to eradicate from our mother planet,it appears little has been done to curb this disease,the world doesn't fight terrorism as a united force,only a few countries are comfortable sharing their technology,expertise and energy to fight terrorism with other nations,,the narrow interest poor countries especially from Africa and Asia find it practically impossible to keep up with the rapidly changing technology these terrorist employ,the responsiveness of government agencies is slow and the government security intelligence agencies are not adequately trained and properly equipped so as to be able to provide accurate information on impeding terrorists attacks,grants and aids are not availed to the poor countries to fight and contain this scourge,apathy or the of
Because these terrorist organizations are secretive and small sized ,the amount of publicity that government should give to this subject should be grave and all masses should be sensitized and terrorism warnings to the public be aggravated, there is a tremendous need to educate the government agencies about these acts of terrorism
Preparation for a disaster is complicated, however. Better equipment is needed to deal with such a disaster,all relevant government agencies must be involved, More funding is needed for research and development. The authorities should formulate public policy with the political resolve to take steps against foreigners who are exporting terrorism.
Every citizen would have to be vigilant in identifying the danger,from the traders in Owino to the corporates in offices,we should come forward and start participating through team policing
Active participation of the masses could help in mitigating the terrorist effects, People should be made aware of the ways of possible terrorist acts and their duty in such events be specified
Due to the significant presence of Ugandans in this bombing plot,there is a paramount need to sensitize, educate enlighten appropriately and make aware the citizens of this country to be able to to fight the menace of terrorism and shun the elements in the society who perpetrate terrorism,
Terrorism should be introduced in schools and institutions as it is very important that our next generation be aware of it
Society should come forward and start participating through team policing and network of information between people and police is very important in combating terrorism
The public should be sensitized an taught about the terrorism definition and aims of terrorists,
grounds and the areas of interests of terrorists,equipments and gadgets used by the terrorists,the appearance of terrorists in different disguises
As we condemn this acts of cowardice,barbarism and badly placed religious beliefs in the name of terrorism,we should all,young and old,rich and poor,strong and weak join hands and and fight this scourge.
For all our fallen brethren,may their souls rest in eternal peace and all those who sacrificed their efforts,energy,resources,time and prayers the lord shall reward you abundantly
For God and my country