President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the arrest of all officials in Tooro region who failed to report cases on roads leading to suspension of funding for the Fort Portal-Kamwenge road.
World Bank, a week back, suspended the funding to three Ugandan road projects citing sexual abuses by Chinese constructors and other human rights abuses.
Museveni, while campaigning at Boma grounds in Fort Portal town yesterday, blamed the suspension of this funding on negligent officials.
“I have ordered for the arrest of the officials who failed to act on reports of criminality that led to the suspension of World Bank funding for the construction of the Fort Portal-Kamwenge road,” Museveni said.
He said, however, the road works will continue with funding from government.
Earlier, the president held five similarly massive rallies in Kamwenge and Kabarole districts.
He then headed to Kyaka North for other rallies.
Speaking at a rally in Kitaleesa, Kyaka North in Kyegegwa district, Museveno observed that there were two parishes without government primary schools; Karama and Ngangi parishes.
“These will get just as the two sub-counties without secondary schools. We need a technical school here.”
He said government was supporting Wekomire Catholic Parish Vocational Institute but we shall build you a government technical school.
“Regarding roads, there are roads we want to tarmack; Karuguza-Hapuyo-Mpala-Burunga-Rwemikoma-Kazo and Kyegegwa-Hapuyo-Kibale road.”
He said Mukusi road will be named after the children of those that passed on during the war.
“I did not know about your request for Hapuyo town council. This will be considered.”
He then urged the people of Kyaka to have roundtable talks with National Forestry Authority [NFA officials] over land issues.
The president said he would send Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde media the talks.
He was hopeful that they would agree on way forward on forest settlement and conservation.