Museveni swears to suppress unruly Ugandans


President Yoweri Museveni has promised to deal with a section of Ugandans that is preaching divisive politics.

“We are not going to allow divisive politics because we have started to be well [develop],” the President said while presiding over National Heroes Day celebrations in Kiboga district.

“We are not going to allow indisciplined people to waste our time or divert us,” he emphasised.

This warning comes at a time opposition leaders are being arrested and detained for holding illegal rallies in Kampala.

“Anyone who tries to bring indiscipline here, we shall suppress him or her,” Museveni repeated.

The president said government was busy working on two things; development and wealth creation and had not time for saboteurs.

He thanked the people of Kiboga for helping his fighters during war times, saying it was the reason the function was held at Dwaniro in Kiboga district.

“Dwaniro means battlefield and I think it was coined when the Buganda and Bunyoro kingdoms were fighting,” he said.

“I don’t want to equate the NRM to God but whenever you come here remember that it is sacred ground for freedom fighters.”

The former bush war combatant said he had always passed by the spot but only at night “so I have never seen how nice it looks”.

The president further cautioned the residents against land fragmentation.

He then summoned works minister, Eng John Byabagambi, to explain the state of the construction of a bridge in Kiboga.

“Your Excellency, the bridge construction is underway and we expect to be done soon. We shall call you to launch it,” Byabagambi pleaded.

The president also gave out 972 medals to different people in their capacities.

Presented by General Elly Tumwine, the medals included; Nalubaale (673 medals), Golden Jubilee (166 medals) and Luweero Triangle (133).



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