Museveni: Libya problems can be solved by building national army

February 5, 2019 Africa , News , OPINION/NEWS

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Gloria Nakiyimba

 

 

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says building a national army is one the key solutions to the problems in troubled Libya.

 

While meeting the visiting Afro-Arab Youth Council delegation, at Stat house Nakasero, the president, who is the Patron of the Council, noted that “The problems in Libya can be solved through the building of a National Army where they incorporate both the old and new members of the forces.”

 

He is also proposing that elections should be held where all the Libyans will participate fairly, as leaders under the African Union continue to search for a lasting solution to the Libyan conflict.

 

The delegation led by Abdulhadi Elhwig was in the country to consult with their patron as they prepare for the 3rd General Assembly of the Afro-Arab Youth Council Summit.

 

This is scheduled to take place in Kampala in August this year more than ten years since the 2nd General Assembly of the organization was held in Kampala in 2008, attended by former Libyan President, the late Col. Abu Minyar Muammar Gaddafi.

 

Mr. Elhwig saluted President Museveni for his immense support to the group and for accepting to host the summit again in Kampala this year.

 

Libya plunged into a crisis during the Arab Spring protests in 2011 which led to civil war and the subsequent overthrow and assassination of Col. Gaddafi on 20th October the same year in Sirte.

 

The proliferation of armed groups in the once stable Maghreb country led to violence and instability that continues to plague Libya, resulting in the death of tens of thousands of people as well as casualties. The crisis also saw the crumbling of the Libyan economy, mainly driven by oil.

 

 

 

 

Gloria Nakiyimba

Gloria has experience spanning more than five years in Journalism, particularly in field reporting, editing, newscasting and management. She is currently working with Capital Radio Limited [91.3 Capital FM and 96.3 Beat FM] as Head of News, a position she has held since 2010.

Gloria previously worked as the Kampala Correspondent for Radio France International [RFI] generating local story leads with international inference for RFI’s global audience. She also served as Political Editor for The Weekly Mail Newspaper as well as Online Content Editor for the California based Ugandan broadcaster KubutakaRadio.com.

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