KAMPALA, UGANDA: President Yoweri Museveni’s trek through the seven districts of Wakiso, Nakaseke, Mityana, Kiboga, Kasandha, Mubende and Kakumiro has now been brought forward to 4th January and will take six days as more campsites and routes that the NRA fighters used during the liberation struggle are included.
KAMPALA, UGANDA: President Museveni will lead veterans, youth (Bazukulu) and well-wishers in a 60mile (100km) symbolic trek from Galamba in Wakiso district to Birembo in Kibaale district to celebrate freedom fighters heroic sacrifices for patriotism.
“The trek which should be on foot, should remind the elderly but also to sensitize the younger people, including the Bazukulu, the heroic exertions of the freedom fighters who were doing for no pay, no reward – just for patriotism, (mwooyo gwa Uganda),” he said.
President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning along with that of Public Service to implement enhanced monthly payment of Shs.15 million to lecturers that teach science subjects in public universities.
KAMPALA, UGANDA: President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea arrives in Uganda on Friday for a two-day official visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni.
President Mbasogo’s visit comes shortly after United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed Equatorial Guinea’s accession to the Kampala Convention on internally displaced people (IDPs), becoming the 29th African Union (AU) member state to do so according to the UNHCR.
President Yoweri Museveni has saluted the Association of East African Surgeons for the initiative and effort to customise surgical training putting into consideration the challenges and conditions that Africa faces. He stressed the need for the establishment of continental customised surgical training.
President Yoweri Museveni has urged local leaders in Tororo District to guide wananchi to discard subsistence farming in favour of commercial agriculture so that people are economically empowered to support their families, churches and Government through payment of taxes.
President Yoweri Museveni has called on the Uganda Police Force to be more dedicated and patriotic at the execution of their duties in-order to implement their role of ensuring the security of Ugandans and their property.
“You can have technology but if you don’t have the 2 words – dedication and patriotism – especially patriotism which means loving your country and the people, then you can leave the force,” he said.
President Yoweri Museveni has sounded a strong warning to all those that are involved in soliciting bribes and other tendencies of corruption, especially from foreign investors that they will be crushed and be dealt with decisively.
“We are very ready to fight and crush corruption. If they disturb you, find a way of mentioning it to your Ambassador. He or she will whisper it to me and you will soon see the casualties,” he said.
President Yoweri Museveni has discouraged the growing of rice in swamps saying the practice endangers the environment.
“Here’s some good news. I have been told by our friends from China that no more swamp rice. What they call swamps here is actually tributaries of the Nile.
RWAKITURA, KIRUHURA DISTRICT: President Yoweri Museveni who is also the NRM National Party Chairman has told party members who defect following their disagreement with party structures that the cardinal role of the NRM is for mass mobilization, not to push away those in disagreement.