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Museveni: We Teargas Besigye To Protect People’s Tomatoes

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The President made the remarks on Saturday during the reburial of the remains of the late James Mbigiti at Nabweya in Iganga district.

Museveni had earlier condemned the Idi Amin regime agents who dumped Mbigiti in the grave when he was still alive in 1973.

In a fresh attack on Besigye, the President said Besigye’s “lawlessness” would not be tolerated at all.

He further stated that the state is mandated to protect its citizens from what he described as “all sorts of violence by misguided elements.”

“The government is moving to address the situation through Public Order Bill,” said Museveni, in reference to a proposed legislation that prescribes tough penalties that specifically target politicians who organize protests.

Opposition leaders have in the past brought government to its knees in city protests. Property worth millions of shillings and precious lives, have been lost in deadly battles between security agents and the opposition.

While encouraging the people of Iganga district in particular and of Uganda at large to fight against household poverty, Museveni at the same time cautioned some elements in society who have taken to the habit of inciting people through radio stations.

He assured the country that “we shall not have insecurity because the people will not allow it.”

On the NRA liberation war, Museveni said the sacrifice made by freedom fighters has enabled the people of Uganda to have peace.

The late Mbigiti who contributed to the liberation struggle against the Amin regime was secretly buried in Jinja by the murderous Amin regime lackeys.

The late Mbigiti’s funeral was held under the theme “Remembering the Fallen Liberation Combatants for the Peace and Prosperity of Today.”

According to international observers and human rights groups, an estimated 500,000 people in Uganda were killed by the brutal and dictatorial regime of Amin between 1971 and 1979 when he was overthrown by a combined force of Tanzanian forces along with Ugandan freedom fighters.

Museveni said he worked directly with the late Mbigiti, the late Eng. Sam Kasadha and Badru Lubanga.

He narrated to the mourners part of his experiences with the freedom fighters in Iganga district and other parts of the country adding “at that time, I was planning how to spread the fire. As long as the fire was burning we were assured of victory.”

He told mourners he had come to Nabweya in Iganga district to salute the life of Mbigiti and other freedom fighters.

The President explained to the people of the area that he launched the State House scholarship scheme to assist orphans of freedom fighters and other needy children and noted with pleasure that many children have benefited from the scheme.

Turning to the local area’s issues, the President pledged to build technical institutes in memory of the late Mbigiti and the Sam Kasadha.

He also launched a house that he built for the family of the late Mbigiti.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga said that the people of the area need water and electricity while Iganga district LC5 Chairman, Mr. Shaban Nkuutu, saluted the President for honouring Mbigiti.

He also commended him and the Movement government for the road units’ equipment that were recently supplied to the district. He gave assurances that the roads in the area would be worked on.

On behalf of the family of late Mbigiti, Faruk Kirunda saluted the President for educating 68 grand children of the deceased freedom fighter.

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