Amin contributed so much to women empowerment in Uganda


Voice of Uganda. Saturday, January 15, 1977. 'Dr. Amin and his wife Sarah pose for a group photograph with Korean and indiginous medical staff at Kawolo Hospital. The Marshal had a check-up. The Minister of Health, Mr. Henry Kyamba is fourth from left back row.'

Voice of Uganda. Saturday, January 15, 1977.
‘Dr. Amin and his wife Sarah pose for a group photograph with Korean and indiginous medical staff at Kawolo Hospital. The Marshal had a check-up. The Minister of Health, Mr. Henry Kyamba is fourth from left back row.’


Until Iddi Amin came to power, Uganda women were never allowed to serve into Uganda Police/prisons. The government of UPC limited access to Uganda Police/prisons to only men with such height and such waist and such chest width. The very dimensions the colonial masters wrote on our books are the ones that UPC left for Uganda Police/prison. Iddi Amin changed that too when Alli Towilli started to recruit women into Uganda Police force. If we did not get Iddi Amin to power and we remained with the Ocen Nekyon’ s we would have never seen the face of Nabakooba today, she would probably be sititng in Gook’s kitchen cooking Malwakwang. There is no known woman that ever served into Uganda Police or prison or army till Iddi Amin opened up that discrimination based on gender.

Amin believed that if a man can use a gun so can a woman. Most of the killers in Uganda today are actually women. By the way most of the sharp shooters we have in this city are women too. They were recruited and they did a very good job. One of those days we got a man in Mukono who had a gun, he would wake up in the night and go to kill people in Kyaggwe area. Police went after him but they never got the gun. State research followed him but the man was very careful that no one would find that gun. At one point state research saw him walking into the house with his gun in the night and called in Uganda Police to search the house. They turned the house upside down but found no gun.

As military Police and State research bureau wondered how this man keeps his gun he continued to murder people. Ali Towilli asked permission to take over the investigation as a director of training and operation, Iddi Amin as chairman of the Police council allowed him to do so. Now we need answers for the president wants this killing to end. What do you think he did, he got a woman Police Officer and plant her into Mukono town. Created a store for her as a business woman and rented a house for her. She was given all the money she needed only to find out how she can access this man and find that God damn gun. Lilian as she was named, became a new citizen of Mukono trading center with a business but showing up in circles where this individual frequented, and guess what? He dated her.

The woman moved in with him and they became a couple publicly and privately, they were actually married in a church. This man sold a story to her that he was a taxi driver in Kampala and worked only in nights, she agreed. And one of those days, after he had trusted her he opened up to her to tell her how he has a secret. I have a gun in this house and here is where I hide it never ever tell a soul. Do you know where he was hiding it? When you walk into the living room there was a coffee table, that coffee table was sitting on a small carpet which had well-built hole with a concrete cover sliding on and off. So Police was looking all over the God man place when standing on the very gun its self. The day he told the secret was the day the man was arrested, and he was actually sent to Uganda from Tanzania.

The deaths in Kyaggwe stopped. Akim Odong, the value of this experience is the part I have left out all along in this narration, Lilian lived with this man as a wife to a point that they had two kids a boy and a girl. The day he was arrested they were both handed over to Sanyu Babies home, and no one knows what happened to them after. Lilian went back to her barracks as any other Police Officer. When you complain about Museveni and this government, you need the strength to accept Iddi Amin with his government, they did a part we must accept to be good.

EDWARD MULINDWA
CANADA

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  1. But Kabaka’s Government (1962-1966) had female police officers!

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  3. Good post. I’m facing some of these issues as well..

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