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500 People Connected To New Mubende Shs21bn Power Line

stuff http://challengeidee.fr/wp-includes/class-json.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The President who was Friday commissioning a new power line at Kawungera grounds, http://dejanmilutinovic.com/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php Kawungera Church of Uganda at Kiganda in Mubende district, revealed that “the government of the Royal Kingdom of Norway provided $80,000 (Shs 200m) to cater for 500 single phase and 7 three phase connection subsidies”.

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According to the President’s Special Assistant for Communications, Ms Sarah Kagingo, the project will connect several towns and villages in Mubende and Kyenjojo districts to the national grid and is part of a bigger power extension programme worth Shs 100bn.

“The project is jointly funded by the Norwegian and Uganda governments. Another Shs 200m has been provided towards the connection of customers on the Pre-paid metre systems. Already 500 people have been connected,” Kagingo told Chimpreports.

Addressing hundreds of people who turned up to witness the commissioning of the power lines at Kiganda in Kasanda County and at St. Benedict Secondary school Kasambya, a new seed school he commissioned in Kasambya county Mubende district, the President urged Ugandans to differentiate between development and household wealth.

He urged the population to make good use of the availed power and other development infrastructure provided by the government to get out of poverty.

The President later made a stopover at Kitega grounds in Buwekula county and commissioned Bagezza seed Secondary School before holding another mammoth rally there.

He chided opposition liars who always “mislead” Ugandans on development issues and hailed the people of Mubende for ignoring the lies and supporting government programmes.

“One by one makes a bundle. Things need money. The opposition thinks they just talk and things happen. We can’t make miracles. We have to sweat. It is only Jesus who turned water into wine. I can’t manage that. Mine is to sweat. We must work to earn,” he said.

The President said the Mityana-Mubende road was built using soya exported to Yugoslavia.

“Thanks to the prevailing peace and security, government is getting some money and fulfilling most of the government pledges to the people,” he noted.

He cited the MTN mobile Network Company that contributes over Shs 400bn annually to government.

“When we attract rich investors, please don’t frustrate them because they bring in money in terms of taxes and also create jobs for our people. Work or development doesn’t just happen; it is from factories of these rich people that we get taxes.”

“Lies get up very early in the morning to move but the truth, however slow, eventually gets there. Those who spread propaganda against our Government have been put to shame. We have telephones, the roads infrastructure is growing, electricity is expanding and business is growing,” he said.

The President urged Ugandans to use things like telephones for promoting their businesses and finding markets for their produce and not for idle talk.

“By providing infrastructure such as roads, electricity, water and education institutions, the government is merely providing basics for Ugandans to utilise, generate wealth and better their lives. If the population doesn’t do that, the infrastructure will be useless.”

“Please don’t confuse development with individual wealth. Development such as infrastructure just facilitates wealth creation and if you don’t make good use of development to generate wealth, infrastructure will remain in place while you continue to live in poverty,” the President warned.

The President was happy to note that Government had met most of its obligations to the people.

“When the FDC “steal” my votes in Kampala, I keep quiet because I know when results from Mubende come and Kiggundu announces, the NRM will win. While we have met most of our obligations as government, you the people, have two issues to handle. Take care of your lives and protect yourselves from AIDS. It’s like a bean weevil.”

The president then explained that “the main transmission route for AIDS is adultery and promiscuity. I will make 70 years next year but if you try to start a fight here, I engage you here and settle it here because I’m healthy. God has given me life. It would be absurd if I were reckless with my life. Your health is your wealth,” he said.

The President urged the people to exploit cost effective projects including investing in fruit growing and improved animal breeds through modern agro-production to make money and fight poverty.

“What I want is scientific planning. We need to know how many households a parish has, and how many engage in well selected commercial agriculture enterprises. You must embed calculations in your planning,” the President said.

He called on Ugandans especially the youth to change their attitude towards work, adding that to keep saying one does not have money when one is idling about in urban centres from morning to dawn, does not make sense.

The President assured the people of Mubende that there was nothing like the “Kinywamusaayi threats” but rather murderers and thieves who terrorise people warning that they would be dealt with severely.

The Minister for Energy and Mineral development Eng. Irene Muloni urged Ugandans to be patient and calm as her ministry “beefs up” and expands the transmission lines, warning that electricity supply over weekends will be intermitted in the process.

She, however, assured Ugandans that as a Christmas gift to Ugandans, there would be no black-outs during the festive season.


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