President Yoweri Museveni has Sunday addressed journalists at his country home Rwakitura in Kiruhura district.
The president said he will now computerise the voting process so voters can put their finger print on the candidate they want.
“That’s what I want to work on in the coming years,” Museveni said.
He said where the ruling party NRM performed badly, there were known reasons.
He said in Kampala, it was KCCA executive director, Jennifer Musisi, doing the right thing although she never sensitized the people or got them alternatives.
“I had four generations at my rallies. In Teso, I saw many in my age group.”
He said the government’s granary has been increasing revenue but “the rats have also been disturbing and eating it up”.
He said the permanent secretaries, chief administration officers, sub county chiefs and town clerks are the ones in charge of controlling the rats [the corrupt perhaps?]
“I was tempted to dismiss some of them during campaigns but didn’t want to confuse campaigns with running the country.”
The president said he was now happy with the whole country for voting him back into power.
“I’m happy with Ugandans who came out in big numbers and voted politically. In Acholi, they voted against NRM.”
He then took a swing on the opposition that has been accusing him of rigging Thursday elections.
“People in the opposition are not leaders. Why did I agree to lose in areas where I could rig?” he queried.
“I told you before the election that no one will disturb the peace of Uganda.”
The president said he will use both soft and hard means to protect the peace of Uganda.
“We refuse our children from being used by criminal politicians. The means maybe lethal but they will be tough.”
The president also promised to increase money for agriculture [NAADS] to Shs1000bn, youth fund to Shs244bn, Women fund to Shs234b and Microfinance to Shs180bn.
He said the challenge is to convert people from old tools to new tools, from traditional to commercial agriculture.
“You heard when I was debating, I wondered if we were talking about Uganda or fiction.”
The president promised that his government will at last get rid of poverty.
He then discouraged journalists from engaging in rumour-mongering.