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PICTORIAL: Uganda’s Roads Now Enjoyable – Museveni

President Museveni  presenting the State of the Nation Address  [Photos by Kenneth Kazibwe /Chimpreports]

The Aviation Police at Entebbe International Airport on May 30, for sale there http://chopcult.com/wp-content/plugins/haiku-minimalist-audio-player/include/images/secure.php 2015 intercepted 740 Kgs of Ivory on transit to Singapore through the Turkish Airlines.

The police spokesperson, medical http://channelingerik.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-platform.php Fred Enanga has told journalists in Kampala that police intercepted 6 boxes of Ivory using radiography equipment after being cleared.

“We are currently looking for the clearing agent who is currently on run after the cargo was intercept with hopes that he will reveal the company or individuals behind the smuggling of this Ivory,” Enanga revealed.

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Enanga said that the intercepted Ivory worthy US $1.86M doesn’t originate from Uganda but was on transit from Tanzania.

“This cargo seems to have been the remaining batch of the one we intercepted recently since the markings on the boxes are similar.”

Early this year, the Police at Entebbe International Airport seized Ivory worth Shs1 billion as it was being smuggled out of the country.
President Museveni has boasted of the steps taken by government over the past ten years to develop the country’s infrastructure sector, side effects http://cstaab.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/libraries/class-wc-eval-math.php notably the roads.

Museveni made the remarks during the State of the Nation address on Thursday afternoon at Kampala Serena Hotel, recipe where he painted a rosy picture of Uganda’s infrastructure.

He said that since 2006, viagra order government had taken a decision to cut expenditure on other sectors and focus more on infrastructure development and that the sacrifice had greatly paid off.

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga accounting for this year’s Parliament accomplishments

“I now enjoy driving around the country. The other day I left Arua at 7:30 and reached Kampala by 1:00 o’clock. I spent most of the time sleeping because the roads are smooth. Normally when there are no potholes, I just sleep,” said the President.

He went on to list a number of new roads that government will be embarking on in the coming years adding that the Ministry of Work’s budget had now reached Shs 3328 billion.

Ministers Kahinda of Otafiire [L] and Jim Muhwezi

Ministers Kahinda of Otafiire [L] and Jim Muhwezi

Museveni however was depressed by the shoddy work done on some roads such as the Nebbi –Pakwach which he said had deteriorated in a short time after construction.

“Some others like the Tororo –Soroti road are so bad that you feel you should get out of the car and walk.”

The President noted however that he has appointed a no no-nonsense lady [Alen Kagina] at the helm of UNRA and that those who ate the money for these roads would have to regurgitate it.

Museveni said Mrs Kagina [R] would net those stealing road money

Museveni said Mrs Kagina [R] would net those stealing road money

Besides roads, Museveni highlighted successes in enhancing Uganda’s electricity noting that in the last 10 years, 1627 km of electricity transmission lines had been added to another 1400 km there was before 2006.

The president was however dismayed by Members of Parliament who unscrupulously sabotage such government initiatives.

Ministers Frank Tumwebaze and Tarsis Kabwegyere

Ministers Frank Tumwebaze and Tarsis Kabwegyere

He accused the MPs of being rude to technocrats in their parliamentary committees, saying that such legislators deserve to be punished by being expunged from the house.

He singled out the Presidential Initiative in Banana Industrial Development (PIBID) factory in Nyaruzinga in Bushenyi district by Prof Frirence Muranga, whose funding by government of up to 78 million was initially blocked by parliamentarians.

Leader of Government Business Ruhakana Rugunda and Leader of Opposition Wafula Oguttu

Leader of Government Business Ruhakana Rugunda and Leader of Opposition Wafula Oguttu

“I am so glad that you eventually accepted because I was about to donate that project to other African countries,” he noted. You ask the scientists, what the economics of the project? But the scientist is not an economist. She has done her work of finding out the formula. You do the rest. Why do you ask her.”

Photo moment after the session

Photo moment after the session

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