Uganda orders military to protect Chinese businesses

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the army to protect Chinese companies following a spate of thefts.

Addressing a group of 120 Chinese investors on Wednesday, Mr Museveni announced increased patrols and CCTV installation in industrial parks.

China has significant investments in Uganda but businesses have lost large sums of money in robberies.

The government is under pressure to increase security amid an increase in violent crime across the country.

“To me, this is a simple problem to solve,” President Museveni said, according to an official statement.

He added that any security workers who lose a gun while guarding a Chinese business could face a court martial. There have been concerns that guards may have facilitated some of the break-ins.

Several comments on the president’s official Facebook page questioned why so much was being done to protect foreign companies and called on the government to instead support local investors.

The BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga in the capital, Kampala, says Mr Museveni’s authority is being undermined by rising levels of crime, including murders and kidnappings as well as armed robberies.

The government has responded by organising patrols in and around the capital, erecting CCTV cameras and establishing a new civilian militia, known as Local Defence Units (LDUs).




    atase stupid Zambia izakopela wait and see

  2. ba chikala

    Ubupuba bwa mu africa awe bwafya

  3. itole lyandi

    ifima leader fyamu africa fipubafye

  4. Chimuka siamatika

    Even lungu will also do dat he don’t wat to hear a bad issues of Chinese tizavutika chabe at last ba bwana bazayamba kulondela muchakana olokuyenda nabeve we Zambian we like coping muchakana ativutebiya bazayenda 2021

  5. One Zambia one Nation

    Now tell me is Uganda also been sold to Chinese nations???


    ahh its not fair


    ok ok


    muzaona bafikala


    fuck them

  10. AMAFI

    I hate Chinese panyo

  11. Trevor Pambwe

    Ba lulu sure twafweniko twalila


    ahh ma Chinese baziba kuchinda

  13. PILATO


  14. Bushiri

    The whole of Africa is now under Chinese colony economically

  15. Sylv masu

    African learders they don ‘ t consider the suffering of there people because they like corruption.That ‘ s why African countries won ‘ t develop any more.

  16. Mpombo

    Even in Zambia do the same this xenophobia is politically orcherstrated by people who sold companies and want to come and finish the job Me i like the chinese better than upnd

  17. chrispine hantebe the governor

    Just wait and see year’s to come Chinese will occupy the whole world because of their technical mind,let’s walk up all

  18. mengmoreler

    Hmmm!bt zoona Africa yesebanyiwa nama choncholi sure sure!richng at unextect of usng ba army to protect them ga!ok dats y here we used then to clean Lusaka by pikng rubishes bcoz it simz lik balova chabe ai.let us oso copy frm our frnds hu hv usd them to guard ma choncholi bcoz we oso complain a lot over this cancer so called Chinese which has eaten da continent of Africa.

  19. chrispine hantebe the governor

    Them are investing while as empty mind just concentrating what to eat tomorrow, failing to invest in our own Land

  20. mengmoreler

    How I wsh dat Gadafi was alive!now foolish whites killd hm bcoz they knew dat this man z bringing good idears n Africa such dat at last ll fail contro Africans! shame to mother Africa now over wat we see .


    Uganda and zambia have similar cultural beliefs,since colonial days,the duo countries have enjoyed the developmental aspects from Asian countries more especially China.China having a merit of developing this continent has come come with it’s own admerits,the increased of criminal activities in Museveni’s country as well rising of murder killing,kidnapping of africans can be said with mixed feelings,president museveni has ruled Uganda for more than thirty five years now,and Him seen the demerit part of Chinese business in his country,it’s not a constraints for uganda alone but also entire continent.Little did i know that zambia since independence has failed to curb RED-TAPE CORRUPTION which has lead those who are in high authorities benefit more than it’s citizen who wake-up early morning in order for them to cast their votes(reconning day).Lastly zambian economic has been down since china businesses came to get the attention of concern citizens who to started voicing-out on Chinese interest to zambia,if we as ordinary Zambian fail to speak among liens (foreigns) who are coming to destroying our mother-zambia.We’ve have high unemployment levels in this country,but seems like those whom we voted for in power to represent us(law makers) are not doing their jobs according to the promises made when coming to our respective countries.We us african we want chinese to came and exchange their technology to Africa as a continent atlarge.Let’s zambian not be quick at xenophobic attacks against chinese but let us imposing restriction as well implementing regulations that may lead to changing government plans on it’s citizen as well as investors who come to invest in our BLESSED LAND.If we have go industrialisation than we can give new generation a better future,we as zambia we want investors who are coming to Zambia with a view of creating employment opportunities to the youths that are Zambia’s major population,and making sure that we have a sustainable working environment.ZAMBIA A BLESSED COUNTRY AND AFRICA A BLESSED CONTINENT.


    i see nothing wrong in chinese only an idle people can complain what about indians ? i recall evin the late sata was againest the chinese before became the president but after won the elections instead they became his best friendy. ba upnd just sell your manifesto by say iwil improve this and that before 2021 maybe you can win

  23. martin minina

    Understand please Zambians

  24. mulobezi

    Look at u now,yu thot its only zambia whch iz housing th chinese.evn if u go 2 states they ar there,jst 4 one thng.MONEY.

  25. Chairman

    Why why why chinese Naga ise bamwenye

  26. War Minister

    Yoweri Museveni this is the high time for you to step down were are tired with tyrant leaders like you,do you want to go like Mugabe?please you are not the only man in Uganda.

  27. Agm

    Good move Yoweri Kaguta Museven: Do Edgar as well folow example in Uganda protect investors!

  28. Big pipe Aisha


  29. Foreigner Mulongoti

    Chinese, Indians, Senegalese, Somalians and many more are coming to Zambia and make a lot of money while you Zambia are just sleeping and farting. Wake up you Lazy Zambians and change your mindset. You depend so much on politicians that’s why they will continue manipulating you day in day out and you will continue wallowing in poverty.

  30. francis

    Pathetic. Its another Animal farm adventure

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