Monday, October 24, 2005

Uganda - profits from war

Uganda's war against the Lord's Resistance Army may be coming to an end. But many ask, why is it taking so long?

"Some have charged that the Ugandan government has dragged its feet in ending the war for two main reasons.

"First, the Acholi people of the north have never been big supporters of the current government, so prolonging the war keeps them marginalized.

"Second, the war has become too profitable for the government, with members of parliament and even military officers buying hotels in the north where they know they will have ongoing business from humanitarian groups, journalists and other organizations monitoring the war."