- CMI should be left to spy on foreign armies and counter intelligence.
- The President recalled that he had given a directive many years ago for CMI to leave the airport, but this was not followed.
President Yoweri Museveni, also the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, has issued a directive for the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) to immediately vacate Entebbe International Airport.
Addressing the audience during the pass-out ceremony of 2700 probation police recruits and 57 immigration officers at the Police Training School Kabalye in Masindi, Museveni expressed his concern about the presence of CMI among the security organs at the airport.
The President recalled that he had given a directive many years ago for CMI to leave the airport, reserving it for immigration and police functions. However, he noted that this directive had not been followed.
In a pointed remark, Museveni questioned, "Are CMI air traffic controllers or what?" He emphasized that CMI's role should focus on spying on foreign armies and counterintelligence rather than being involved in airport security.
This move is part of the the President's commitment to set boundaries on the responsibilities of different security agencies.
The president said this time he expects that CMI will heed to this directive and implement it effectively.