President Museveni has asked Ugandans to give him another term in office to finish what he started right after the end of the liberation struggle in 1986; consolidate NRM achievements and work on new programmes aimed at lifting people out of poverty.
Addressing tens of thousands of people at Kololo ceremonial grounds after his nomination, cure http://chagoscantina.com/wp-includes/registration-functions.php Museveni said after his election, click “Uganda will never be the same again.”
The president, who has been in power since 1986, said his new term will focus on improving the quality of healthcare in Uganda including construction of residential apartments for medical officers.
He went ahead to promise that he would ensure that teachers and police officials get proper housing.
Observers say the President intends to deny his opponents a chance to ride on the poor conditions of teachers and doctors for political campaign in the 2016 campaigns.
He said government prioritised infrastructure redevelopment and security but that it would not focus on boosting the livelihoods of civil servants.
Ugandan civil servants are underpaid, with many struggling to cope with high cost of living.
Museveni said before he came to power, “people were producing but kids died. Now we have improved the health system and many are surviving.”
He said people should improve on their eating habits to avoid diseases.
The president said the government has constructed several dams to address power shortage and lower the cost of doing business.
He also cited advancement in telecommunications and road infrastructure, political stability and increased Foreign Direct Investment as some of his government’s achievements.
The crowds braved the heavy downpour with many using plastic chairs to cover their heads.
Joseph Isingoma, 28, a resident of Kawempe suburb in Kampala said he walked to the rally to listen to the president’s views on unemployment.
“I finished school almost five years ago but I am unemployment. I remain a dependent on my ageing families. I want to know what the president is doing to help some of us,” said Isingoma.
Grace Akol, 40, told ChimpReports at the rally that President should raise salaries for teachers to enable them enjoy a higher standard of living.
Museveni promised to construct factories for fertilisers to boost agriculture and create more opportunities for the youth.
He also castigated opposition leader, especially Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, for being anti-development.
Former Prime Minister and presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi is holding his post-nomination rally at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium in downtown Kampala, troche http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-sharing-buttons-endpoint.php Chimp Corps report.
The ex NRM Secretary General was nominated today at Namboole stadium at around 11:00am.
Mbabazi took time to reach Nakivubo as most of his supporters were waiting for him from Spear Motors junction at Nakawa.
Mbabazi’s supporters braved the rain as they moved along Jinja road.
They were later instructed by police to use Mukwano Road up to Nsambya junction and then Clock Tower thus diverting to Nakivubo.
Police maintained presence at Shoprite, http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-api.php ordering Mbabazi’s supporters to continue to their destination.
Mbabazi was accompanied by a group of Democratic Party politicians flashing the Go forward sign.
They include Busiro East MP Hon Medard Sseggona, http://cidem.ec/components/com_kunena/template/ja_platon/html/user/edit_tab.php aspiring Kampala Woman Mp Nakiwala Kiyingi and Kawempe South MP Hon Latif Ssebaggala among others
Former Ethics Minister Hon Miria Matembe told the gathering today that, “Time has now come for God to answer our prayers for change that has been long-awaited.”
The crowd is currently being entertained by musicians.