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Inside Museveni’s Busiest Day in China

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President Museveni has clarified that government took a deliberate decision to dedicate much of the resources under the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) to the procurement and distribution of cash crops such as coffee, sales http://darkfey-temple.org/wp-includes/class-wp-user-query.php tea, treat oranges and mangoes.

There have been wide concerns over government’s failure to distribute enough seedlings across the country, with farmers pointing to a possible low crop production output this season.

Museveni said that less funds were allocated to the procurement of seedlings of other crops such as beans, maize and cassava.

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The President said due to this deliberate policy decision by the government, the seedlings of the non-cash crops that have been distributed this season have not been enough and can’t cover many homesteads country wide.

This, he said, has generated concern within the population. He appealed to citizens to bear with the government and the implementing officers.

The President made the clarification in a statement he issued at his country home in Rwakitura, Nyabushozi county Kiruhuura district shortly after attending Easter prayers at St. Luke Nshwere Church of Uganda on Sunday.

He noted that for this agricultural season and the coming season, “emphasis will be put on availing and promoting cash crops” which he said once successfully promoted, “they will make a great impact on the economy.”

He noted that after covering most of the country the government will then increase funding for other agricultural sectors such as poultry, piggery, and dairy farming as well micro-finance services.

The President noted that for this agricultural season, government will distribute 37.6 million seedlings of coffee, 28 million tea seedlings, 2.8 million orange seedlings, 1 million seedlings of mangos, 2 million seedlings of cocoa and 3 million seedlings of pineapples.

He said the government will also provide 760,000 banana suckers, 800,000 cassava stems, 5,000 cows, 5,000 goats and 2,000 piglets.

President Museveni further clarified that government was not able to procure and avail seedlings to cover all homesteads in the country because of the many overlapping national priorities and projects amidst a limited and strained budget.

He however pointed out that the process is gradually rolling out until the whole country is covered.

He cited the many ongoing road and power projects and the upcoming national election which he said require a lot of funding. He said that once these are dealt with there will be increased budgeting for the wealth creation campaign.
Police have arrested several suspects during an investigation into terror threats on Uganda, for sale http://chesapeakecatsanddogs.org/wp-admin/includes/user.php Chimp Corps report.

“It’s true we carried out extensive operations in Kampala where so many people were arrested. We are now interrogating and screening them. The suspects are held at different police stations in the city,” said Namaye in an interview with ChimpReports on Easter Monday.

“We were targeting illegal immigrants and suspicious characters. Some people were found with equipment used to break into houses,” added the deputy police publicist.

She said it was too early to link the detained suspects to any particular terrorism plot but that a through screening process is underway.

Pressed to give updates on the Kagezi murder investigation, Namaye said “there are some people whom we are working closely with. They will work as our witnesses.”

A press conference planned for today has been postponed.

She said security has been tightened at schools, universities and public places. At Entebbe International Airport, security has also been beefed up.

“We have also increased patrols in the city to prevent possible attacks. We have urged the boda boda community to cooperate with us by identifying and reporting negative elements who want to bring a bad name to their community. Because you know most violent crimes involve bodas,” stressed Namaye.

She further denied reports of a curfew in Uganda, saying, “People are free to move freely but must remain vigilant.”

Intelligence sources said the suspects were rounded up from their residences by joint counter terrorism squads.

The Uganda Police Force last week issued another terror alert following “credible information that Al-Shabaab had plans to attack schools and education institutions along the Kampala – Jinja high way.”

This came in the wake of the terror attack on Garissa University College in Kenya where 147 students were killed and others held hostage.

During a media briefing, Police boss General Kale Kayihura emphasized that the alert was meant to cover the whole country as terrorists had unlimited targets.

The IGP also has reminded school administrators along the Jinja high way to activate standing school security committees immediately.

He directed area Police Commanders to “supervise and ensure that security committees are operating according to the security guidelines issued by the ministry of education.”

On this note, the police discouraged the public from entering venues that are not well secured.

All proprietors of commercial areas, happening places, hotels, religious places, markets and taxi parks were reminded that failure to comply with the set guidelines would result into the closure of their businesses.

He further added that traffic jams posed a security risk and that he had directed traffic police to address the threat of traffic jam during the festive season, by exploring alternative routes diverting traffic.

He also urged the public to respect the check points that will be erected at different locations throughout the country.

 
Police have arrested several suspects during an investigation into terror threats and other acts of criminality in Uganda, drug http://compuaprende.com/components/com_community/templates/jomsocial/layouts/events.ical.php Chimp Corps report.

“It’s true we carried out extensive operations in Kampala where so many people were arrested. We are now interrogating and screening them. The suspects are held at different police stations in the city, http://cosmoveda.de/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/single-product/title.php ” said Namaye in an interview with ChimpReports on Easter Monday.

“We were targeting illegal immigrants and suspicious characters. Some people were found with equipment used to break into houses,” added the deputy police publicist.

She said it was too early to link the detained suspects to any particular terrorism plot but that a through screening process is underway.

Pressed to give updates on the Kagezi murder investigation, Namaye said “there are some people whom we are working closely with. They will work as our witnesses.”

A press conference planned for today has been postponed.

She said security has been tightened at schools, universities and public places. At Entebbe International Airport, security has also been beefed up.

“We have also increased patrols in the city to prevent possible attacks. We have urged the boda boda community to cooperate with us by identifying and reporting negative elements who want to bring a bad name to their community. Because you know most violent crimes involve bodas,” stressed Namaye.

She further denied reports of a curfew in Uganda, saying, “People are free to move freely but must remain vigilant.”

Intelligence sources said the suspects were rounded up from their residences by joint counter terrorism squads.

The Uganda Police Force last week issued another terror alert following “credible information that Al-Shabaab had plans to attack schools and education institutions along the Kampala – Jinja high way.”

This came in the wake of the terror attack on Garissa University College in Kenya where 147 students were killed and others held hostage.

During a media briefing, Police boss General Kale Kayihura emphasized that the alert was meant to cover the whole country as terrorists had unlimited targets.

The IGP also has reminded school administrators along the Jinja high way to activate standing school security committees immediately.

He directed area Police Commanders to “supervise and ensure that security committees are operating according to the security guidelines issued by the ministry of education.”

On this note, the police discouraged the public from entering venues that are not well secured.

All proprietors of commercial areas, happening places, hotels, religious places, markets and taxi parks were reminded that failure to comply with the set guidelines would result into the closure of their businesses.

He further added that traffic jams posed a security risk and that he had directed traffic police to address the threat of traffic jam during the festive season, by exploring alternative routes diverting traffic.

He also urged the public to respect the check points that will be erected at different locations throughout the country.

 
President Museveni made a record by holding 17 meetings in one day during his state visit to China, nurse http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org/wp-includes/class-wp-taxonomy.php urging businessmen and prospective investors to collaborate with Uganda and support big development projects.

Museveni pointed out to Chinese investors that Uganda is looking more towards Public Private Partnerships model of financing which is more pragmatic and reducing more on the national debt.

“We have borrowed for Karuma and Isimba power dams and we want to borrow for the railway. We can’t borrow more than that for now, website http://checkhimout.ca/wp-admin/includes/admin-filters.php ” President Museveni told various investors and prospective investors who called on him at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing recently.

Museveni’s visit and calls for investments in Uganda generated unprecedented levels of interest among the Chinese Companies with his protocol office at one point pushed to accommodate 17 meetings of investors in one day with the President ranging from Bankers (the Export-Import Bank of China and The China Development Bank).

Others include the China Communication Construction Company (CCCC), medicine http://chipinhead.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-constants.php The China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), China International Water and Electricity Company (CWE), the China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), the China North Industries Company and a delegation led by the governor of Liaoning Province in China.

Museveni with a delegation from Sinohydro corporation

Museveni with a delegation from Sinohydro corporation

Other investors included those from the telecommunications and automobile sectors.

“Our government wants to corporate with the people of the Republic of China in a number of areas. There are areas were the banks can play a central role like infrastructure development including electricity, roads, railway – this is government to government,” said Museveni.

“But the Private sector has many more areas of cooperation that they can support including minerals and mineral development, agro processing. We are dying for agro-processing. We produce so much but we can’t add value on these products.”

Museveni meeting a wealthy Chinese investor

Museveni meeting a wealthy Chinese investor

The President urged investors to exploit Uganda’s economic potential by investing in manufacturing.

“The Problem with Uganda is that the entrepreneurial class is small and it is in housing, construction, transport etc but not in manufacturing. If we can get companies to process fruits, cereals, textiles, coffee etc it would expand our economic base,” he said.

The President urged the China Development Bank to work with the Uganda development bank and fund the private sector.

“We had many problems in the past but we have been reducing them, especially the strategic bottlenecks. It would be important to work with UDB to fund entrepreneurship to go into manufacturing and services. We have capitalised UDB but we need to do more,” he said.

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