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Museveni Threatens To Close Radio Stations

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“The President was caterogical on closing down radio stations,” a press statement issued by State House on Thursday reads in part.

“The NRM Government is committed to ensuring peace and a good working environment in the country,” Museveni was quoted as telling Teso Sub-Region leaders who called in on him at his country home of Rwakitura in Kiruhuura district last Wednesday.

“Negative elements that are bent on undermining this ideal (ensuring peace and a good working environment) would not be tolerated.”

Government in 2009 closed several radio stations such as CBS for inciting violence that reportedly led to the Buganda Riots.

Meanwhile, Museveni lectured his guests that said that leadership is all about showing people the way adding that the current task before leaders is to work for the banishment of household poverty.

The noted politics should entail one’s dedication to the economic empowerment of the homesteads so that families are able to grapple with the challenges that face them such education and welfare of their members, among other roles.

The delegation under their Teso Kere organization that is primarily dedicated to getting rid of poverty from the entire Sub-Region was led by the coordinator, a one Vincent Etonu.

Museveni commended them for forming the association noting that it was now easy for Government to address their challenges when they are together under one canopy. He reminded his guests that politics is about homesteads adding that whoever is against homesteads is a fake leader.

He stressed that income for homesteads is crucial and of paramount importance in leadership roles. He told the Teso delegation that he would strive to liberate them from the negative elements that are undermining their development efforts.

Regarding Government development projects in Teso Sub-Region, the President told the delegation that arrangements had been put in high gear to ensure the establishment of an orange processing plant which he said would go a long way in boosting the market for the oranges the people of Teso produce.

The President pledged a donation of heifers to help the people in the 74 Sub-Counties with each receiving 10 heifers. He said that the beneficiaries would later pass on calves to other wananchi in the area.

He also announced that Government would provide 4 oxen per parish to help the Teso Kere members.

Museveni pledged a further donation of Sh. 50 million to boost the Teso Kere revolving fund so that all members access funds to run their agro ventures. He also revealed that he would honour all the pledges made in the past including a Fuso truck, a double cabin pick up and 5 motor cycles.

Etonu saluted the President for leading Uganda through a peaceful environment and prosperity.

He said the association is engaged in cultivation with special emphasis in the growing of citrus fruits and promoting hygiene.


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