President Museveni will at 8pm on Thursday, September 7, 2023, address the Nation on security matters and other issues of national importance.
The address will be aired live on all TV and radio stations, the Presidential Press Secretary announced on Wednesday.
This comes as security agencies continue to report intercepting some individuals with bombs.
Security agencies on Monday said a 48-hour operation led to the recovery of six bombs from locations around Kampala.
On Sunday, security had in the first incident detected and detonated an IED at Rubaga Miracle Centre Church in Kayanja Zone.
One suspect, identified as Abdurahman Kintu, 28, was arrested after he was reportedly found in possession of the device hidden inside a food flask.
“…altogether, the joint security agencies have managed to locate six IEDs within these two days that were meant to cause harm in those respective premises,” Police spokesman Fred Enanga said on Monday.
Military and police sources said the recovery of the crude but deadly weapons has disrupted an anticipated plot by terrorists linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) to carry out retaliatory strikes across Kampala.
Maj Charles Kabona, who speaks for the army’s First Division based in Kakiri, Wakiso District, told journalists that ADF militants were attempting a diversionary attack.
He said the terror group was reacting to the intense pressure they are facing as a result of joint Uganda-Congolese military operations in DRC’s North Kivu Province.
“The negative elements are doing this because we have exerted pressure on the criminals in Congo and now they want to destabilise here, but I can assure you that where they have come [to] is like [jumping from the] frying pan into fire,” he said.
After the Sunday detention of Kintu, at least 13 more individuals have since been taken into custody in a city security swoop, Maj Kabona said.
“Security used technology to arrest other suspects that led them to Mabito in Nateete where we cordoned off the place and arrested 13 more suspects that are currently detained at Nateete Police Station,” he said.