Government has set April 30th as the deadline for registration of all civilians with licensed firearms to ease monitoring and visibility.
Addressing a news conference at the Uganda Media Center this afternoon, State Minister for Internal Affairs, Amb. James Baba has called on all people with fire arms to have them registered at either the Police Headquarters in Naguru or Kibuli CIID Offices.
The minister also says the registration is in line with the state mandate of protecting its citizens whose lives and property stand threatened by illegal arms.
He also revealed that currently the Police is believed to possess slightly above 40,000 guns, while the Uganda Prisons Services has only 6,000 guns, all in addition to the un-disclosed number of arms in the hands of the military.
Story By Moses Kyeyune