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Museveni Accused of Promoting Slum Cities

Uganda’s Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has praised President Museveni for his exemplary leadership in the struggle to liberate Uganda from previous ruthless regimes.

Dr. Rugunda said Museveni never surrendered his cause nor delegated even when the  struggle was faced with setbacks.

He was speaking Sunday during the launch of the second edition of President Museveni’s book titled ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed’, medications http://celebritydachshund.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ajax-upgrader-skin.php a story of the journey to liberate Uganda.

“I have known Museveni for the last 50 years and I have worked very closely with him. A day after Idi Amin took power, viagra dosage he (Museveni) came to Makerere University where I was a student and we had a meeting,” Rugunda told the gathering at Kampala Serena Hotel on Sunday.

“He told me; ‘this is a new dictatorship and I am going to fight it.’ He said he was leaving for Tanzania to pursue his studies but we agreed that the rest of us who were staying would be part of the struggle.”

Rugunda lauded the President for using the leadership skills he attained from Dar-es-Salaam University to successfully mount a rebellion with 43 others.

He told the gathering that when the group faced defeat in 1979, Museveni still gathered the survivors in a lorry and ferried them to Tanzania to find solace.

This he said demonstrated true leadership and empathy for his (Museveni) followers adding that no wonder the President has ably offered good leadership as President as well as mobilizing his National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.

In a rather emphatic tone, Dr. Rugunda refuted media claims that often portray President Museveni as a dictator and terrible person.

He asserted; “Museveni is not a dictator. For all the years I have known him, I want to say he’s a very humble and patient person. When you give a view that is contrary to his, he will give you time to make your case. If it’s strong and logical, you win him over.”

Rugunda in a special way paid tribute to NRM historical, Prof. Edward Rugumayo for boldly admitting to host President Museveni even when he (Rugumayo) was a Minister in the Amin government.

Ruhakana Rugunda was part of the 5 member FRONASA (The Front for National Salvation) committee including President Museveni that planned and mobilized the rebellion in 1972.
Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye has accused President Museveni of promoting towns into slum cities, doctor http://chopcult.com/actiondave/include/js/images/secure.php describing his idea as politically motivated and perilously unplanned.

Besigye was last Friday on VOT FM in Fort Portal responding to questions on whether he would support the promotion of Fort Portal Municipality to city status if elected president in the coming elections.

Dr. Besigye said Fort Portal’s demand for a city status would be a good idea that promotes investment and development, cialis 40mg http://darkfey-temple.org/wp-includes/class-wp-http-proxy.php but it needed to be planned first.

The opposition candidate stressed that Uganda is rushing to create big towns without physical plan which would backfire in the future.

“These cities they are rushing to create are characterized by poor sewage management, http://crfg.org/wp-includes/class-wp-http-response.php poor road network, lack of electricity; the entire thing you are calling a city is actually a big slum,” he said.

“If elected president, I will ensure that physical plans for all towns including Fort Portal are put in place first, and then we shall find development areas that will help bring out the value of each one of them.”

Among others Besigye said that his government will focus on the development of Saaka Airfield, Buhinga play ground as well as making research to re-stock Rubona stock farm in Kabarole district to revamp demonstrational farming.

In the education sector Besigye said that his government will offer laptops to every secondary school student and extend a bursary scheme to every student who qualifies for university education.

He said he was disappointed with the current so called education loan scheme that is segregates by only giving bursaries to science students.


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