Amama to pay veterans, give Luweero municipality


Amama addressing crowds in Luweero town yesterday


Presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi, has promised the people of Luweero district a special fund for veterans.

Amama was Thursday speaking at Kasana grounds in Luweero town.

“How can people who fought for freedom take 30 years without being paid their money?” Amama wondered.

He said the problem of veterans must come to an end.

Mbabazi said the fund would help veterans engage in income-generating activities and uplift them from the “indignity” they have suffered under Museveni’s government.

Luweero Triangle was the base of President Yoweri Museveni’s liberation struggle that brought the NRM government into power.

According to Amama, the same people who fought, gave food and shelter to Museveni’s men have never been paid their money 30 years after.

In his own right, Amama promised a Municipality for Luweero in recognition of its history contribution to the NRM war.

Mbabazi said the same district where the 1981-86 liberation war led by Museveni was fought cannot remain a mere town council while other areas are granted a municipality status.


“Luweero should become a municipality,” he emphasised.

Museveni was the first to go to Luweero on Monday where he officially launched his 2016 presidential campaigns.

Speaking at Kasana grounds, Museveni promised prosperity, wealth and job creation under Operation Wealth Creation programme.

Yet, on Mbabazi’s coming, residents cleansed roads of Museveni’s presence.

When he spoke, Mbabazi further promised to uplift the status of the Kasana Health Centre to a referral hospital.

“My government will address the sorry state of the health sector and Kasana hospital should be uplifted into a referral so that you get better services.”

Speaking at the same event, DP president, Norbert Mao, said the NRM bus “can nolonger move”.

“Kizza Besigye went with its keys, Bindandi Ssali with the lights and Mbabazi took its chairs,” Mao said.


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