President Yoweri Museveni has warned NRM founders not to disrespect the party that nurtured them.
Museveni made the remarks while addressing his second rally in Kiboga East in Kiboga District on Thursday.
“Like I have been saying, development knows no tribe nor religion. No one can say a road is Catholic or electricity is Muslim.”
He urged Ugandans to shun those who try to politically rally people on sectarian grounds.
“If you are to develop, avoid such politicians.”
He gave an example of South Sudanese who have been buying a lot of things from Uganda.
“Do we know their clans or totems?”
The president said those attacking the NRM today yet it nurtured them should remember what the Bible says, ‘honour your father and mother so that your days may be many’.
“The Banyankole also have a proverb around a foolish child who mistakes his parents’ praise for his own.”
Museveni said NRM works for the whole Uganda and support us to develop the country.
Campaigning on Wednesday in Buhaguzi county – Hoima district, Museveni told the residents that the road from Masindi to Kyenjojo through Kigumba, Hoima and Kagadi is already under construction.
On land wrangles, where the rich are reportedly evicting the poor who cannot afford court fees, he instructed the RDC to contact NRM lawyers to help the evictees.
“We always fight for such people like we are doing in Buganda with bibanja owners.”
On those who have been disturbing the fishing communities, Museveni said he had sent them away for good.
“But you fishermen are engaged in illegal fishing. If you eat the young fish, where will others come from?”
At an earlier rally in Hoima Municipality, Museveni told supporters that his government has tarmacked over 1,000 kilometers of roads in the last 5 years and will do another 4,000km in the coming 5 years.
“We shall tarmac all key roads in Bunyoro. The Lusunju-Kiboga-Hoima road, the Kafu-Kiboga road, the Kigumba Masindi-Hoima-Kagadi-Kyenjojo and Kibale-Kagadi-Ndaiga roads will all be complete in the next 5 years.”
On electricity, he said Karuma dam in Bunyoro will produce 600MW.
“This will complement electricity from Isimba, Ayago and others.”