Museveni Warns NRM: You Won’t Use Parliament To Derail Development


approved geneva; font-size: small;”> “Why should NRM members attack one another in a wrong forum; backbiting and using inappropriate language against fellow Party members in public? You are squandering the solidarity of NRM. This, more about in my opinion, pharmacy should stop,” he counseled.

The President was on Friday addressing leaders and NRM members of Kamuli district at Kamuli district headquarters in a bid to harmonize various camps to rally behind the NRM flag bearer, Mr Thomas Kategere, in the up-coming LC5 by-elections that is slated to take place on November 29.

The Kamuli district LC5 docket fell vacant recently after a court ruling that ejected Mr Ahmed Kawugu Kawooya out of office on grounds that he lacked academic qualifications.

The NRM Chairman reminded members that the Party is greater than an individual and that the Movement has, for the last 26 years, steered the country to the road of development because of its firm principles, especially opposing in the strongest terms possible, traits of sectarianism.

President Museveni, therefore, called on NRM members in Kamuli district to reconcile. He reminded them that their district has not had a stable government for a long time due to in-fighting among members.

“It is the people who lose when this happens. For whose interests are you working? Is it for the people or for individuals?” he asked.

Mr Museveni further pointed out some lies peddled by some wrong elements that allege he and the NRM are liars and promise air. He at this juncture spelled out the achievements that the NRM has registered in the country in general and Kamuli district in particular in health, education, infrastructure and the economy of the district.

He told the gathering that the country’s economy would have moved faster had it not been for the sabotage by the 6th and the 7th Parliaments that derailed the Movement Government’s development programmes like the construction of the Bujagali hydro-power dam.

“I want you to know that I will not accept any person to use Parliament to derail the development of Uganda. I will not tolerate anybody to sabotage the main aim of the NRM to transform this country economically and socially”, he vowed.

President Museveni assured the people of Kamuli district that the Jinja – Kamuli road, whose construction is on-going, using the government’s internally generated funds, will be completed by the end of 2013.

Regarding the issue of the Kyabazingaship, President Museveni said it is the work of the 11 Chiefs of Busoga to elect their leader using their agreed upon constitution. He, therefore, clarified that the government has nothing to do with the installation of the Busoga traditional leader.

On household income, President Museveni urged leaders at all levels, to encourage the people of their respective areas to follow the example of model farmers in their localities in order to make homesteads become economically empowered to grapple with their domestic chores.

The meeting was attended by the Minister for the Presidency, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze State Minister for Regional Affairs and MP for Bugabula County South, Hon. Kiyingi Asuman, among others.


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