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Museveni Blasts Mbabazi at Luwero Rally

Museveni being welcomed by large crowds in Luwero (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

The Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has asked government leaders to take stock of implementation progress of government programs by benchmarking on action points.

He pointed out that budgeting must be anchored on comprehensive analysis of the previous financial year to enhance service delivery that benefits the citizens.

VP Ssekandi on Monday officially opened the Annual Performance Review Retreat for the financial year 2014/15 held at the Office of Prime Minister, approved http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/shortcodes.php which brought together Ministers, ailment http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/thrive-leads/editor-templates/post_footer/49_set_vms_step1.php Ministers of State, http://chistes-cortos.info/wp-content/plugins/akismet/admin.php Permanent Secretaries and representatives of Local Government.

“This annual review indicates maturity in the democratization process, to openly share our successes and failures in a bid to find solutions to the withstanding bottlenecks” said the Vice President.

The 3 day retreat will climax with the budget conference on Wednesday at Kampala Serena Hotel where President Museveni is expected to address government officials.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said that the performance review is an opportune moment to assess the implementation of priorities and provide answers to emerging issues.

He said that the level of performance represents a significant improvement compared to financial year 2013/14.

“The financial year 2014/15 was the 4th year of implementation of the NRM Manifesto whose major focus was on rural growth, infrastructure, human resource development and commercialization of agriculture”

The retreat brought together Ministers, Ministers of State, Permanent Secretaries and delegates from local governments

The retreat brought together Ministers, Ministers of State, Permanent Secretaries and delegates from local governments

“The NRM government has performed well on these commitments but implementation speed remains a challenge” admitted PM Rugunda.

He however announced that cabinet recently approved a framework to internationalize a delivery unit in OPM to support implementing agencies and intensifying rigorous problem solving.

Assessment of performance covered 111 districts and 22 municipal councils covering 7 areas of production, health, education, roads, water, community based services and natural resources. In the overall district output performance; 53 percent of all local governments targets were achieved in FY 2014/15, an improvement from 43 percent last FY.

Best performing districts include Namatumba (81percent), Buyende, Bukedea, Hoime, Otuke, Mpigi, Busia, Mbale and Mitooma. The low performers included; Sembabule, Kamwenge, Bulambuli, Luwero and Kyegegwa.
President Museveni has used his first rally in the presidential campaigns to attack his former Prime Minister and rival, symptoms http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/inc/theme-options.php Hon Amama Mbabazi for claiming to have an agenda of taking Uganda ‘forward’ yet the country is on the right path to progress and transformation.

“When you hear Mbabazi say ‘Go Forward’ where will they pass?” wondered Museveni after emphasising government’s prioritisation of the road infrastructure, site http://contactburlco.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-logger.php education and energy projects.

“The NRM went Forward long ago before those using ‘Go Forward’ slogan, http://cubanet.org/wp-admin/includes/widgets.php ” added Museveni at Zirobwe Town Playgrounds in Luwero.

Mbabazi, who served under President Museveni in high profile positions, is now contesting for the highest political position in the land.

Mbabazi has since blasted what he described as tiredness in Uganda’s governance systems, saying there is need to transfer power from the incumbent to a new generation.

Thousands of supporters attended Museveni’s first campaign rally.

Security

There was drama when Museveni called the area police chief to explain the increased crime cases including cattle theft and murder.

He rooted for a robust intelligence gathering system and partnership between locals and security services.

Museveni also urged police to put in place road blocks to check cattle theft.

The President was welcomed by NRM Vice Chairman, Hajji Moses Kigongo, Mike Mukula, Kasule Lumumba and Ministers Muyingo and Nyombi Thembo.

“It’s upon us to vote the government that will lead the country for the next term,” Museveni started his speech.

“History for NRM and Uganda dates back. There was no freedom of speech, but NRM led efforts to restore it,” he added.

Museveni ensured the contents of his speech resonated with the aspirations of audience which bore the brunt of the NRA war that catapulted the guerrillas to power in 1986.

“After coming to power we embarked on recovery of the economy. Now we are better off. We then tackled development and reconstruction and you the people of Luweero are witnesses,” he added.

Museveni singled out several roads such as Luwero – Kafu, Kasangati – Zirobwe, Matugga – Semuto among others as evidence of his commitment to open up Luwero for trade with neighbours.

“We are now focused on wealth creation. We have started that program plus NAADs. We know they haven’t done it well but will work well with time,” he explained.

He also warned against sectarianism, saying “NRM has unified people not to be sectarian. NRM brought that unity which you should keep amongst yourselves”

Museveni further pointed at the broad political stability and security enjoyed by Ugandans to root for more support from the people who supported his rise to power in 1986.

“We have been able to tame the army to become disciplined and strong. The army has been able to send away rebels like Kony and ADF,” assured Museveni.

Returning to wealth creation, Museveni called beneficiaries to give testimonies.

Several of them said they received coffee seeds and dairy cattle which have boosted their household incomes.

Museveni promised to inject more money in wealth creation programmes.

He is expected to hold two more rallies in Luwero today.

Stay tuned for more updates

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