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Museveni says still strong like a man of 30


Museveni met Mzee Yoramu Wataira, a world war hero.


President Yoweri Museveni is still energetic and actually feels like a man of 30 years.

While addressing a rally in Kayunga town on Wednesday, Museveni said he doesn’t at all look like a 70 year-old man.

“I will be making 71 years in September this year,” he reminded the crowd that had come to listen to him.

“But,” the president paused to let the crowd savour the point, then proceeded, “when you look at me, it is like I’m still 30 years.”

He cautioned against life threatening vices like alcohol consumption and promiscuity which he said endanger lives.

“I have taken good care of myself and I don’t drink alcohol; that is why I am still strong and energetic, so even you, you should take care of your lives because health is wealth.”

He continued: “I have fought Obote, Amin, Okello, Kony and I am still strong. I would not have done all this if I didn’t have good health.”

The president has even been dragged to court for standing again inspite of his old age, something NRM diehards trash as irrelevant since age limits don’t apply to the Ugandan constitution.

Meets world war hero in Kaliro

The presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, says Museveni during his working tour in Kaliro yesterday, met Mzee Yoramu Wataira, a world war hero.

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Wataira, 97, fought alongside Mzee Amos Kaguta (Museveni’s father) during the Second World War.

Launches radio

The President also launched a radio station – Sauti FM – which is owned by Mr. Moses Kaliisa Karangwa.

The President said that NRM has ushered in development through provision of numerous development projects in various parts of the country, such as electricity, among others.

He informed the people of the Kayunga that Government is making progress in the construction of Isimba hydropower station in Kayunga district adding that the rebuilding of Mukono – Kayunga – Kangulumira – Jinja road is progressing well.

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He revealed that the construction of Kayunga – Galilaya road would soon commence.

President Museveni also informed the gathering that none of the bibanja holders who were authorized by their landlords to occupy land before 1983, would be evicted.

He said that those who inherited land from the previous occupants would be left to utilize their pieces of bibanja.


He revealed that the Government will work out a facility to provide credit to the occupants that took up land after 1983 so that they may buy the land and legalize their occupancy.

He reminded them that they must stick to the truth in order to be assisted appropriately.

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