President Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni’s lives were put on the line on Saturday after they fell short of wearing life jackets while crossing River Mayanja in Ngoma, viagra approved http://demo.des.net.id/hotel/wp-includes/link-template.php Nakaseke District.
Photos of Museveni and his wife using a canoe to cross the river as the NRM MPs visited Ngoma, http://chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download-monitor.php were released yesterday evening by party officials.
This is the second time in two years that the same incident is reoccurring. Last year, the two high profile citizens did not wear life jackets while crossing the same river during the Kyankwanzi retreat.
Inland water transport regulations maintain that it’s compulsory to wear a life jacket or personal flotation device when using water vessels.
With a long stick in his hands, Museveni is seen seated next to Janet, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, Kirunda Kivejinja, Moses Ali and bodyguards.
All these high profile government officials were not wearing the precious life jackets – the proven number one way to save a life in the event of a sudden capsizing of the boat.
The development raises serious concerns not only about the security of the head of state but also the compromised maritime safety and security.
The 2013 Annual Crime Report showed that cases of drowning in Uganda’s water bodies including rivers and lakes rose by 27 percent.
250 Congolese refugees last year drowned in Lake Albert. None had a life jacket.
The ruling National Resistance Movement party Caucus members, Independent Members of Parliament have been holding discussion in the remote environment of Ngoma, Luwero Triangle.
The area evokes revolutionary sentiments considering it was Museveni’s strategic base during the protracted guerrilla war that toppled the regimes of Milton Obote and The Okello Junta.
In the 1980s, Ngoma was so remote with rivers, swamps and forests which made it difficult for government forces to fully annihilate the NRA.
The party has for the last week been brainstorming on deepening its ideology and boosting internal cohesion.
The retreat discussed the 2021 roadmap for NRM and received several presentations from government officials on energy, agriculture, education, security and youth unemployment among others.