Museveni: Politics is not a joke, bad leadership costly


President elect, Yoweri Museveni has told jubilant supporters in Kiruhura district to take their electoral mandate seriously and urged them to continue supporting the NRM party for the country to fast-track its development process.

“Don’t play with your electoral mandate. Politics is not something to joke with because bad leadership is costly. Don’t just vote your friend but stick to your party the Movement because we must keep with the people of the same ideology, thinking and plan if we are to develop Uganda,” he said.

The President said under the Movement government, the message is the same and consistent; ‘emphasizing national unity which created the base for developing Uganda’.

“Any one propagating sectarianism is an enemy of the Movement and Uganda. The People of Uganda have for centuries lived together in harmony and complimented each other in their way of life exchanging goods and services like food, defense materials and medicine so why should anyone today try to divide them in order to gain political capital. Such a person should be avoided, detested and exposed,” he said.

Museveni who was accompanied by his wife and Karamoja Affairs Minister Janet Kataha Museveni was last evening speaking at a victory rally by supporters at Kiruhuura district headquarters to celebrate the victory of the Movement in the February 18th Presidential and Parliamentary elections and also congratulate the President who hails from the same district upon his re-election as the President of Uganda for the next five years.

He commended the electorate of Kiruhura for overwhelmingly voting for him and the Movement with a 91% majority vote and also for sending only NRM members of parliament to the National Parliament which he said showed not only their love and trust in the movement government but also the fact that the electorate in the district was politically mature and united.

He appealed to them and the other districts in the country to do the same in the upcoming local council elections so as to strengthen the Movement and enable her work and cement the national gains Uganda has registered in the last three decades.

He re-assured the people of Uganda that no one can disrupt the hard earned peace ushered in by the NRM and urged the citizens to exploit it by working to get rid of house hold poverty.

Mr. Museveni commended the people of Kiruhuura for adhering to the government message to fight poverty through modern agriculture especially dairy farming but appealed to them to modernize it further by planting modern cattle pasture, stopping overstocking and engaging in zero grazing where land has largely been fragmented.

He also advised them to diversify their income and engage in growing of coffee, fruits and poultry farming. He also cautioned them against land fragmentation, which he said posed a big danger to the future of agriculture as well as the future of the coming generations.

The President warned the Youth about the danger posed by HIV/Aids whose prevalence rates and new infections are on the increase in most parts of Uganda.

“You the youth should avoid cheap temptations because they are temporally. You should have discipline and know the importance of health. I am 71 years old but I have managed to address over 300 rallies in just 100 days without any problem because I have handled my life properly.

It’s not wise to squander the life God gave to you because it’s a precious gift and parents need to play their part and advise their children to lead a healthy and disciplined way,” he said.

Museveni urged parents to be honest to their children about their way of life because you are their number one councilors failure of which you would have neglected your God given duty” he said.

Mrs. Janet Museveni on her part commended the people of Kiruhuura for keeping the promise and voting the Movement overwhelmingly.

“We came here to campaign I asked you whether you will vote the Movement and you promised me so, which you have done and I must thank you whole heartedly for being trust worthy and keeping the promise and standing for the Movement” she said.

Nyabushozi Member of Parliament Fred Mwesigye said that the National Resistance Movement is the only regime that has brought hope to the country in Uganda’s history.

He also said that President elect Museveni is a God-sent messenger of transformation because God works through people and asked Ugandans to render him all the support he needs to accomplish his God given mission.

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