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Mbabazi Supporters, Police Clash in Masaka

Mbabazi in a convoy to Nakivubo Stadium last week (Photos: Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

President Museveni has said the ruling NRM party is still focused delivering on its promises made after capturing power in 1986 especially fighting corruption and achieving inclusive growth.

While addressing journalists at State House Entebbe on Wednesday afternoon, site information pills http://courtneybarnett.com.au/wp-includes/class-wp-roles.php Museveni singled out Pius Bigirimana, ask http://clipvoice.it/administrator/components/com_languages/helpers/languages.php the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, hospital http://chatterblast.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-automatic-updater.php Labour and Social Development; Allen Kagina – UNRA Executive Director and KCCA boss Jennifer Musisi as his heroes in fighting corruption.

“Yes there is corruption by civil servants but we are fighting it by introducing people who are not civil servants like Allen Kagina and Jennifer Musisi,” said Museveni.

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“Kagina knew nothing about civil service because she was a lecturer but was able to transform URA. Bigirimana also helped us discover that money was being stolen in the OPM but they fought him yet he helped us a lot,” he added.

“You saw how people were fighting Bigirimana in the Office of Prime Minister; it was because he was fighting corruption. They fought him,” said Museveni.

Museveni was referring to the OPM scandal in which billions of shillings meant for recovery programmes in Northern Uganda were swindled by a group of civil servants.

Bigirimana blew the whistle that saw the treasury make reforms to plug loopholes exploited by thieving officials.

Museveni said he found Kagina teaching psychology at Makerere University before encouraging her to join Uganda Revenue Authority which she later transformed.

Kagina and Bigirimana share traits of hard work and integrity.

The head of state said his government is focusing in value addition in production to improve Uganda’s balance of payments position.

“The strategic goals of the NRM are prosperity and security of the people. We want prosperity through production and not parasitism where people depend on others to develop but through production of goods and services,” the President said.

Museveni pointed out that all these goals are so inter-twined that the achievement of one contributes to the attainment of the other which he said is done through singling out and focusing on priorities.

He said the country has enjoyed relative peace and this has in one way or the other contributed to the growth of other sectors such as agriculture which have been boosted subsequently.

“In 1986, Uganda produced 200 million litres of milk per year but now partly because of peace we produce 2 billion litres which indicates growth. If we had not worked with our neighbours may be then this would not be achieved as they provide market for the surplus produce,” he argued.

The president was Tuesday nominated to run for a third term in office.

He will face 7 other presidential candidates but a formidable challenge will come from FDC flag-bearer, Dr Kizza Besigye.

Sectarianism 

Museveni said it was wrong for people to believe in tribes or religions (sectarianism) which he said stagnates growth and development, adding that such bottlenecks to development have been solved by his government.

The president noted that through identifying priorities and dealing with them has seen tremendous strides taken in the health, communication, transport, education sectors and this has partly created jobs for many people.

“We are talking of challenges like jobs for the youths but these can only be realized where there is electricity plus peace and stability. That’s why you cannot talk of jobs in Somalia because they are not peaceful.”

On corruption, Museveni said they have made big strides in fighting the vice among civil servants who embezzle government   money meant for projects and abuse of office adding that this has slowly been tackled.
President Museveni has said the ruling NRM party is still focused delivering on its promises made after capturing power in 1986 especially fighting corruption and achieving inclusive growth.

While addressing journalists at State House Entebbe on Wednesday afternoon, viagra http://circleofliferediscovery.com/blog/wp-includes/comment-template.php Museveni singled out Pius Bigirimana, http://cheapcouriercomparison.com.au/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, http://copiproperties.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-functions.php Labour and Social Development; Allen Kagina – UNRA Executive Director and KCCA boss Jennifer Musisi as his heroes in fighting corruption.

“Yes there is corruption by civil servants but we are fighting it by introducing people who are not civil servants like Allen Kagina and Jennifer Musisi,” said Museveni.

“Kagina knew nothing about civil service because she was a lecturer but was able to transform URA. Bigirimana also helped us discover that money was being stolen in the OPM but they fought him yet he helped us a lot,” he added.

“You saw how people were fighting Bigirimana in the Office of Prime Minister; it was because he was fighting corruption. They fought him,” said Museveni.

Museveni was referring to the OPM scandal in which billions of shillings meant for recovery programmes in Northern Uganda were swindled by a group of civil servants.

Bigirimana blew the whistle that saw the treasury make reforms to plug loopholes exploited by thieving officials.

Museveni said he found Kagina teaching psychology at Makerere University before encouraging her to join Uganda Revenue Authority which she later transformed.

Kagina and Bigirimana share traits of hard work and integrity.

The head of state said his government is focusing in value addition in production to improve Uganda’s balance of payments position.

“The strategic goals of the NRM are prosperity and security of the people. We want prosperity through production and not parasitism where people depend on others to develop but through production of goods and services,” the President said.

Museveni pointed out that all these goals are so inter-twined that the achievement of one contributes to the attainment of the other which he said is done through singling out and focusing on priorities.

He said the country has enjoyed relative peace and this has in one way or the other contributed to the growth of other sectors such as agriculture which have been boosted subsequently.

“In 1986, Uganda produced 200 million litres of milk per year but now partly because of peace we produce 2 billion litres which indicates growth. If we had not worked with our neighbours may be then this would not be achieved as they provide market for the surplus produce,” he argued.

The president was Tuesday nominated to run for a third term in office.

He will face 7 other presidential candidates but a formidable challenge will come from FDC flag-bearer, Dr Kizza Besigye.

Sectarianism 

Museveni said it was wrong for people to believe in tribes or religions (sectarianism) which he said stagnates growth and development, adding that such bottlenecks to development have been solved by his government.

The president noted that through identifying priorities and dealing with them has seen tremendous strides taken in the health, communication, transport, education sectors and this has partly created jobs for many people.

“We are talking of challenges like jobs for the youths but these can only be realized where there is electricity plus peace and stability. That’s why you cannot talk of jobs in Somalia because they are not peaceful.”

On corruption, Museveni said they have made big strides in fighting the vice among civil servants who embezzle government   money meant for projects and abuse of office adding that this has slowly been tackled.
Matthias Mpuuga, here http://cherrylanefarms.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/product.photocrati_nextgen.php the head of Hon Amama Mbabazi campaign mobilisation taskforce, has blasted police in Masaka for attempting to sabotage their rally planned for today, Monday.

Mpuuga, a DP MP, claims authorities supervised the destruction of Mbabazi’s posters in the area during the weekend.

“Masaka Rdc, a one Ssekasamba (Joseph) and DPC (Moses Kakira) spent entire two nights supervising lumpens to deface and remove Amama posters,” said Mpuuga on Monday morning.

“Unfortunately for them, more posters are up, they can now proceed to justify their pay, talk of regime captives. And while this goes, Masaka is going forward,” he added.

Contacted, Ssekasamba denied the charge:

“They are playing politics. They just want to make headlines in newspapers.”

Uganda’s presidential campaigns kick off today Monday in different parts of the country, with Dr Kizza Besigye and his closest allies departing from Kampala to Rukungiri.

President Museveni is today expected in Luwero District while Prof Venansius Baryamureeba is anticipated to address a rally in Kayunga District.

Joseph Mabirizi is camping in eastern Uganda.

Meanwhile, several DP MPs including Mpuuga and Mukasa Mbidde are currently in Masaka mobilising crowds for Amama Mbabazi.

Masaka is considered a DP stronghold.

The choice of the venue seemed tactical as Mbabazi uses DP structures to make significant inroads into Buganda.

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