Dokolo Wants Museveni to Address Poverty, Joblessness

Police in Muhorro Sub-county Kibaale is hunting for a 22 year old man who is believed to have decapitated a colleague using a machete.

Laban Tugume, more about a resident of Kajuma Village, cost Muhorro Sub-County in Kibaale District is on the run after slaughtering his neighbor on Monday night.

The OC Muhorro police post Julius Kabyojamu identified the deceased as George Tumuranye, stomach a 24 year old man and a resident of the same area.

Local residents allege that the suspect Tugume attacked and killed Tumuranye   from his home last night when he was asleep.

The deceased was found lying outside his house in a pool of blood with his head detached.

Upon committing the crime for reasons still unknown, Tugume disappeared and his family members too are said to be in hiding.

Residents were able to link him to the crime after finding his known machete at the scene.

Police says investigations into the matter have commenced.

A video being circulated on social media platforms showing President Museveni as claiming he is working for his children and grandchildren has turned out to be a fake, sickness according to research carried out by ChimpReports.

While Kenyan journalist Jeff Koinange indeed interviewed Museveni at Rwakitura in March 2011, pill the adulterated viral video’s content was concocted.

In the forged video interview, Jeff Koinange is heard asking Museveni: “Do you wake up sometimes, and feel, you know what, this is too much. You don’t feel appreciated enough.”

Then, Museveni purportedly responds: “It doesn’t matter; I am working for myself I am not working for other people, I am working for my grandchildren; for my children.”

This video has been widely shared especially by the Ugandan opposition members including Toronto-based Muniini Mulera.

Some claimed it deflates Museveni’s narrative of championing patriotism and Pan-African ideology in the country.

Commentators said on Facebook that the video legitimises concerns that Museveni intends to perpetuate a family rule in Uganda.


Interestingly, this website has dug through K24 archives and obtained the original video interview held by Koinange at the president’s upcountry home.



On being tired and feeling unappreciated after serving for long, Museveni responds: “When people talk of being tired, I cannot be tired to fight for the destiny of my people. I cannot.”

Koinange then asks, “How much more can you go? How much more can you take? Because sometimes you might feel people are ungrateful here?” Museveni replies: “No, no. They are alright. Our problem was we didn’t have our own money. Our people are moving on very well.”

The President further said, “As long as we were begging, we were that limited. Our people are moving on well. The problem was the base. We had a very small base to start from. Now that we have the base nothing will stop us.”

Highly placed sources say police have taken interest in the leakage of the video which they said fits into the pattern of the recently circulated sectarian audio tapes.

“The motive of these videos is to divide our people and incite them against the president’s family. We are investigating this matter to apprehend the culprits behind it,” said a police source who preferred anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
Residents in Dokolo district have highlighted the issues they want President Museveni to discuss when he visits the area for his first rally in the district on Wednesday

In an interview with ChimpReports, search the residents in Okwangadul sub-county highlighted poverty and unemployment as a big challenge they want addressed.

“The President should address the livelihood of women and youth as far as poverty and unemployment are concerned, cheap ” said Geoffrey Weja, about it LC 3 chairman for Okwongodur sub-county.

“Electricity stops in the town council but it would be nice if it was extended to all sub counties.”

For the area LC 2 chairman Morison Ochoto, who said it was the first time to host the president in the area, health centres being brought near them would serve them better as they suffer long distances to access health services.

“The nearby health centre 3 is in a distance of 5 KM whereas it takes you 7 KM to reach the nearby health centre 4. This has led to death of many women while being rushed for delivery,” Ochoto told this website.

According to local leader, they have secured land where a health centre can be constructed and are waiting for government to give them a hand.

Ochoto said the tarmac road which stops in Dokolo town should extend up to Namasale and this would help ease transport to the area most especially for traders.

For Rebecca Alwedo, NRM vice chairperson in charge of the People with disabilities in Northern region, government should step up efforts to ensure they put in place income generating projects for youth, women and the disabled.

“This way these marginalised groups of people will be able to sustain themselves. Small scale projects would be viable for the people in a bid to enable them enjoy a purposeful life,” said Alwedo.


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