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Museveni Owes his Success to Bush War Tactics

Locals in Bugiri scrumble to shake hands with President Museveni

Police has released the list people arrested at offices of the Go Forward Campaign in Kampala in connection to the “violent beating of victims, stomach website like this http://clearskinconcierge.com/acne/wp-includes/class-wp-metadata-lazyloader.php during an electoral event in Ntungamo district.”

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga put the number of the arrested at 17, although Presidential candidate Hon Amama Mbabazi and his aides yesterday announced a larger figure.

Go Forward Media Director Mrs Josephine Mayanja Nkangi said that three of the arrestees namely; Kabali Frank, MayinjaEriya and Kasajja Abdullah who were picked outside the offices on Plot 29 Nakasero, were guests who had come to visit the Presidential Candidate.

The Police mouthpiece however, revealed in a statement that the trio was arrested “after their description matched that of the victims.’”

The other suspects who were arrested included; OnzimaRamathan, Mugabi Lawrence, Sebatendera George, SemakulaAsad, Hajj JamiluMutebi, NduggaMusaazi Rogers, Turyamureeba Ben, TukwataniseAsaph, Ddumba David, MbejjaYawori Ezekiel, SewanyanaIbra, Matovu Mohammed, Kyazze Samuel and one other suspect called Zephania Batemyeto.

Enanga said that police was not hiding the suspects, who are currently being held at Special Investigations Division, Kireka, and that their case file is open.

“All the suspects were interviewed and their statements recorded, where eleven admitted participation in the violent beatings and ugly incidents of assault in Ntungamo,” he said.

Enanga further revealed that efforts are still underway to arrest more members of Mbabazi’s campaign team implicated in the December 13 fight in Ntungamo.

“The Police have not fully exhausted its leads in this case, and is still actively tracking other suspects allegedly connected to the ugly assault,” he said.

Enanga also dismissed reports that the head of Mbabazi’s security team Christopher Aine was in Police custody, adding that he is among those still being hunted.

Those who have been arrested, Enanga said would be transferred for further management and probable arraignment in court in Ntungamo.

So far, 6 suspects; AmanyaSulait, Kumwesiga Boaz, KamwesigyeHamidu, Sekeba Alex, Muhangi Robson and AsingwireApollo  have been charged at Ntungamo Grade 1 Magistrate’s Court, with 5 counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and 1 count of assault occasioning grievous harm.

“The Police remain steadfast in our commitment to foster a safe and enjoyable political environment, for each and every one, and will, therefore, not tolerate acts of political violence to destabilize the peaceful management of elections, and the prevailing peace and security of all Ugandans and visitors,” said Enanga.

Mbabazi while addressing press after the arrests yesterday said that police were only responding to the orders of President Yoweri Museveni to intimidate his opponents ahead of next year’s elections.
Police has released the list people arrested at offices of the Go Forward Campaign in Kampala in connection to the “violent beating of victims, website http://churchofthekingmcallen.org/wp-includes/class-wp-http-ixr-client.php during an electoral event in Ntungamo district.”

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga put the number of the arrested at 17, pills http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/lib/tribe-the-events-calendar-import.class.php although Presidential candidate Hon Amama Mbabazi and his aides yesterday announced a larger figure.

Go Forward Media Director Mrs Josephine Mayanja Nkangi said that three of the arrestees namely; Kabali Frank, http://chicken33.com/commande/wp-includes/option.php MayinjaEriya and Kasajja Abdullah who were picked outside the offices on Plot 29 Nakasero, were guests who had come to visit the Presidential Candidate.

The Police mouthpiece however, revealed in a statement that the trio was arrested “after their description matched that of the victims.’”

The other suspects who were arrested included; OnzimaRamathan, Mugabi Lawrence, Sebatendera George, SemakulaAsad, Hajj JamiluMutebi, NduggaMusaazi Rogers, Turyamureeba Ben, TukwataniseAsaph, Ddumba David, MbejjaYawori Ezekiel, SewanyanaIbra, Matovu Mohammed, Kyazze Samuel and one other suspect called Zephania Batemyeto.

Enanga said that police was not hiding the suspects, who are currently being held at Special Investigations Division, Kireka, and that their case file is open.

“All the suspects were interviewed and their statements recorded, where eleven admitted participation in the violent beatings and ugly incidents of assault in Ntungamo,” he said.

Enanga further revealed that efforts are still underway to arrest more members of Mbabazi’s campaign team implicated in the December 13 fight in Ntungamo.

“The Police have not fully exhausted its leads in this case, and is still actively tracking other suspects allegedly connected to the ugly assault,” he said.

Enanga also dismissed reports that the head of Mbabazi’s security team Christopher Aine was in Police custody, adding that he is among those still being hunted.

Those who have been arrested, Enanga said would be transferred for further management and probable arraignment in court in Ntungamo.

So far, 6 suspects; AmanyaSulait, Kumwesiga Boaz, KamwesigyeHamidu, Sekeba Alex, Muhangi Robson and AsingwireApollo  have been charged at Ntungamo Grade 1 Magistrate’s Court, with 5 counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and 1 count of assault occasioning grievous harm.

“The Police remain steadfast in our commitment to foster a safe and enjoyable political environment, for each and every one, and will, therefore, not tolerate acts of political violence to destabilize the peaceful management of elections, and the prevailing peace and security of all Ugandans and visitors,” said Enanga.

Mbabazi while addressing press after the arrests yesterday said that police were only responding to the orders of President Yoweri Museveni to intimidate his opponents ahead of next year’s elections.
President Yoweri Museveni has heaped praises onto the ruling NRM government and himself for their ability to facilitate the recovery of the country’s economy which he said had collapsed prior to his capture of power in 1986.

“In the bush we would attack one police station get 10 guns, erectile http://dakarlives.com/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-imagick.php do the same the next day. We did like that for a number of days and that way we were able to build a strong army, rx ” Museveni said while addressing residents at Nankoma village in Bugiri district on Monday.

“The 8 year I spent fighting Iddi Amin and the 5 years in the bush was not a joke. We could have spent one year in the bush and return home but it was not possible as we took the war slowly by slowly until we won.  This culture became part of our history.”

Museveni said that the bush war taught him a lot of things including among others how to plan and spend; which tactics he said are still applied in government today.

The president said that using the same method of prioritization, ampoule government was in 2006 able to increase  funding for both electricity and defense budget which he noted has  proved fruitful with almost all districts having electricity supply whereas there is total peace throughout the country.

“When you see us host the Commonwealth Summit and recently the Pope, this is because of the culture we learnt from the bush of taking things slowly by slowly. Many of those people who don’t know how we do things would want us to rush but they just speak anyhow. We do things systematically.”

 NRM Secretariat

Comparing it to the church, Museveni said it was the role of the NRM secretariat to disseminate information to people on how government programs work but said it was unfortunate that the previous secretariat just folded hands when it came to this responsibility.

“In a church you have to preach to the followers very Sunday and if you don’t do so, most of them will lose track. I hope the new NRM secretariat will be able to disseminate the gospel to the people unlike the previous one that never told people what was happening,” he noted.

He said government has now embarked on seeing individual incomes increase adding that development is not worth it if people are still poor.

Museveni blamed the locals for stagnating government projects like roads because of compensation which he said is a small issue which cannot delay development.

“Nobody is refusing to compensate people occupying places where roads are top pass but this should not delay development. Uganda is a big term enterprise and you can be paid later but not delaying development.”

He said that government will increase funds for youth, women, microfinance and NAADS in a bid to increase people’s incomes.

 Museveni mentioned some “hyenas in government” who are ready to feast on money meant for the people and noted this cannot stop him from sending the money but they will have to be fought.

He equated the thieves in government to a dog whose back has hardened due to stealing meat but said he would keep on beating the dog until it stops the habit.

“The Banyankole have a saying that you should not fear going to bed for fear of having a bad dream .You just sleep if the dream is frightening it will come to pass. In the same manner we shall not fear those who steal government money. We will keep on sending the money but we will have to deal with whoever tampers with it.”

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