President Yoweri Museveni seems to be busy re-writing the National Resistance Army legacy and the bush war history.
While speaking at a rally in in Bujenje Constituency in Masindi District over the weekend, Museveni openly confessed how his soldiers looted Masindi after an attack on Masindi barracks during the liberation struggle.
NRA raided Masindi Army Barracks on February 2, 1984 located in Bwijanga Sub-county where over the weekend, Museveni chose to hold his rally.
“Bwijanga Sub-county where the rally happened is historic because it is where the NRA fighters gathered to assess their loot after our successful attack on Masindi Barracks,” the president confessed in front of amazed residents.
Museveni’s fighters harvested 770 rifles from the barracks.
The president didn’t reveal what exactly they looted from Masindi apart from the rifles.
He, however, promised to build a memorial school in the area as a commemoration of their victory.
The confession comes as the ruling party prepares to celebrate its 30th Victory Day in Fort Portal St Leo’s Kyegobe grounds.
Museveni also told the residents that whereas all subcounties in the district have health centres, the problem has been drug thieves, who despite being arrested, are set free by magistrates and judges.
“If they had been in the hands of the army, we would have dealt with them fiercely,” he pointed out.
“All parishes in Masindi have government-owned primary schools save for two, which will get.”
He said Masindi-Bulyamushenyu-Nakaseke road will be tarmacked just as the bridge to Kyankwanzi.