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Museveni: How Buhweju Helped NRA Capture Kampala

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buy geneva; color: #222222;”>“This part of Uganda has two characteristics in terms of supporting our struggle. The first characteristic is that the area had a large network and contact and then the second characteristic, when NRA expanded to the West, it became an important base,” said Museveni.

“This area and Semliki trained 9,000 fighters and supporters which boosted the 4,000 fighters from Luwero Triangle. That force helped us to capture Kampala.”

President Museveni was Tuesday addressing veterans at Buhweju district headquarters, whom he saluted for their unwavering support to the struggle and the NRM Government.

Mr. Museveni, therefore, directed the Ministry of Education and Sports to help the people of the area by repairing and expanding Bitsya Primary School located in Karungu Sub-County, being one of the schools that were used by the freedom fighters during the liberation struggle.

He also directed the Ministry of Works and Transport to tarmac the 15-mile road from Bwizibwera in Kashaari County to Buhweju district headquarters at Nsiika.

President Museveni pledged to resolve their concerns but called on them to embrace modern commercial agriculture.

He advised veterans to grow at least 4 acres of tea, one acre of arabica coffee, one of apples, bananas and one of elephant grass for dairy cows.

President Museveni appointed Lt. Col. Mbireeba Ndema, to monitor commercial agricultural activities in the Buhweju zone.

President Museveni on arrival commissioned electricity supply linking the national grid from Buhweju tea factory Bureere Sub-County, to Nsiika Town Council.

He also commissioned a new office block and later laid a foundation stone for the proposed Buhweju district headquarters.

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