President Yoweri Museveni yesterday Saturday paid a visit to Uganda’s oldest learning institution Makerere University.
Here he expressed concern over the reported cases of insecurity at the campus, reportedly caused by failure to erect a perimeter fence.
He assured the Makerere University Community that the Government would solve the problem of the fence by having it constructed through the Ministry of Education.
The President was addressing the Makerere NRM Sub County Conference at the University Freedom Square.
His comments follow reports of mysterious student deaths and attacks around the university.
During the meeting he received a copy of a book “The fruits of the mustard seed” from the author Mr. Muhanguzi Rwigyema who is a student at the University.
He also received a copy of “The power of optimism”, written by a lecturer Dr. Moses Lukwago.
The President in his remarks, said that education is a prerequisite to living modern lives and that the NRM introduced UPE with the aim of enlightening the people, adding that we cannot remain peasants forever.
“Education is a factor towards generating income and managing modern life. The NRM Government has practiced its leadership along four major principles namely the fight against sectarianism, Pan-Africanism, social economic transformation and democracy,” he said.
President Museveni observed that the NRM and majority of Ugandans fought for democracy and that Uganda helps the regional countries to restore order because `we have got internal strength’.
He said that the country has got a good army and attributed its positive qualities to a good ideology.
President Museveni called on the Makerere NRM branch to avoid cheap popularity and reminded the gathering that in 1986, government was generating revenue of only Ush 5 billion as compared to a collection of Ush 12 trillion in 2015.
The Makerere University Guild President Bala David Bwiruka thanked President Museveni for facilitating their lecturers with better remunerations.