Rugunda Tells Besigye, Mbabazi to Accept Defeat – ChimpReports

Rugunda Tells Besigye, Mbabazi to Accept Defeat

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda

Ahead of the swearing in of President Yoweri Museveni for another term tomorrow, buy information pills Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has called on former presidential aspirants Amama Mbabazi and Dr Kizza Besigye to put behind their loss and support government programs to transform the country.

In a lively one hour twitter session online on Tuesday Dr Rugunda said that while the two may have grievances arising out of the February elections, it is now time to be united and build the country for the future.

Responding to a question about how Government planned to deal with the two opposition leaders, Prime Minister Rugunda said, “My response to Hon Amama Mbabazi and Dr Kizza Besigye is that an election was held and a winner declared. Those who were discontented, like my brother Amama Mbabazi went to court; all the nine judges of the Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the election was conducted fairy and that President Museveni was duly and properly elected. I therefore call upon Hon Mbabazi and Dr Besigye to embrace and support the efforts being made by the government to make Uganda a prosperous country.” He added, “This is a time for all Ugandans to unite and build our country.”

During the one hour session that also had had a number of young people present at the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr Rugunda outlined key major achievements registered by the NRM Government in the last five years.

“We have continued to consolidate peace and security, strengthened institutions, expanded and stabilized the economy, invested heavily in infrastructure, roads, energy, education, tourism, health and ICTs, and put more money in programs for improving house incomes through operation wealth creation and youth livelihood projects to address youth unemployment,” he said.

The journey is still long, but that the country had made good ‘steady progress,’ Dr Rugunda said. “In the next five years, Ugandans can expect more improved service delivery, a rise in their incomes and a transition to middle income status,” he added.

The online conversation, using a hash tag AskRugunda drew participants from all corners of the country, the rest of Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. Majority of the questions and comments focused on service delivery, efforts to combat corruption, jobs, treatment of opposition politicians, the behavior of police, the economy, and investment opportunities among others.


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