Chapatis still remain among the most revered delicacies in this part of the world however, they now have the potential to put you into trouble.
Residents of Moroto District in Northern Uganda now have to discipline their stomachs and appetites to accept less than 5 chapatis.Police officers in that area are arresting any person who buys 5 or more chapatis.
According to reports by Uganda Radio Network (URN), police now suspect that those individuals buying 5 chapatis or more are supplying livestock thieves in the area hidden in the bush.
“We have received reports that those who buy a lot of chapatis are sending militants to the bush,” said Micheal Longole, a Karamoja police spokesman.
Longole said cutting the supply of food to the miscreants may force them to come out of their hideouts and surrender their weapons.
However, Mark Koryang, a local peace activist, begged to differ with Longole and doubted if his plan would bear any fruits because chapatis were not the only food they can survive on.
“These militants can survive without even eating chapati,” he said.
A resident in Moroto District suggested that security officials need to cooperate with the locals to address insecurity in the area.
Since the beginning of a disarmament exercise on July 17, 2021, 58 guns have been found in the area so far.
This is according to a spokeswoman for the army unit in charge of the disarmament exercise, Edrine Mawanda.