Three prominent Ugandans will on Monday, December 21 lead a debate on the ongoing Burundi crisis at the Makerere University Main Hall.
Former Minister and External Security Organisation boss David Pulkol, former Political Intelligence chief at State House Charles Rwomushana and legal scholar and prominent city lawyer Edgar Muvunyi Tabaro will take the participants through the Burundi crisis, with guidance on the possible measures to reverse the worrying situation.
Having been senior intelligence chiefs both Pulkol and Rwomushana are knowledgeable about conflicts in the Great Lakes Region, while Mr Tabaro has vast knowledge about the goings-on in the region and also has lectured law at the Uganda Christian University in Mukono.
Contacted on phone today Mr Tabaro said the debate was aimed at opening and strengthening the channels for dialogue in regard to the Burundi crisis.
‘The debate has many aspects and we as members of the Makerere University (Convocation), the oldest institution of higher learning, want to open and widen debate on the hostilities in Burundi,” Mr Tabaro said.
He added that there were high expectations of a positive outcome from their initiative.
‘Some of the invitees are people who interact with different western embassies that have taken a stand on the processes there and they run counter to the state of violence. In fact they are part of the processes for trying to find a peaceful resolution,” Mr Tabaro disclosed.
The initiative by the trio comes in wake of grumbles by several East Africans, who have castigated the EA regional leaders for not doing enough to stop the mayhem in Burundi which has claimed about 400 lives and sent hundred of thousands fleeing across the borders to the neighbouring states.
‘Edgar Muvunyi Tabaro, David Pulkol and Charles Rwomushana make the best panel of analysts you can get on the Burundi crisis. Hopefully they are consulted’, wrote one Jimmy Odoki Acellam on his Facebook wall.