KAMPALA. Maj Gen Peter Elwelu, the commander of land forces, has also come out to speak on the Arua fracas and its aftermath.
While addressing the Africa Boxing Union Convention at Hotel Africana on Friday, Maj Gen Elwelu, who represented Gen David Muhoozi, the Chief of Defence Forces, said media are propagating chaos.
“When you saw the media reports about Arua incidents, you could think Uganda was on fire. Media want to see chaos, that’s when they prosper. The genocide in Rwanda happened because of media,” he said.
The army officer who was once on the spot for ordering the military attack on Rwenzururu Kingdom in Kasese District that left many dead and others injured, assured the foreign delegates from Tunisia, Algeria, Zambia, Kenya, among other countries that “Uganda is peaceful.”
“The day this country will be on fire, the whole world will be on fire because this is the Garden of Eden.”
Mr Elwelu rallied the visiting delegates to tour Bwindi forest and other tourist attractions in “the Garden of Eden.”
He however did not encourage delegates to go for Nyege Nyege Festival in Jinja.
“Don’t go for that madness called Nyege Nyege. It’s evil. Those people of Nyege Nyege will go to hell,” Mr Elwelu said.
The ABU continental convention that ends Sunday, seeks to address the major challenges affecting professional boxing in Africa, like exorbitant sanction fees, promoters shortchanging fighters, medical issues, poor standards of referees and judges, among others.
Mr Elwelu advised the boxers to live responsibly, desist from over drinking and drug abuse and reckless expenditure.