President Museveni hails individuals of Busoga for collaborating within the wrestle as Uganda celebrates thirty eighth NRM victory day anniversary 


President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has counseled the individuals of Busoga for collaborating within the protracted wrestle that introduced the Nationwide Resistance Motion (NRM) authorities into energy in 1986. 

“I need to thank the individuals of Busoga as a result of they took half in our wrestle. In 1972, I used to be with Eng. Sam Kasadha. Initially, we went to Busesa, we turned to the left and went inside the place we had a bunch. We additionally had William Nkoko, Rashid Ntale and James Mbigit, who drove a tipper for us, then in Jinja city right here, we had Badru Lubanga, the photographer. Within the second spherical, we had the likes of Mzee Kivejinja they usually supported us on a regular basis and after the victory you could have been supporting the NRM,” he mentioned. 

The President who was in firm of the First Woman and Minister of Schooling and Sports activities, Maama Janet Museveni, made the remarks immediately whereas officiating on the thirty eighth NRM victory anniversary celebrations held in Jinja Metropolis at St. John SSS Wakitaka Playgrounds in Jinja Northern Division. The commemoration ran beneath the theme: “Constructing a Nation all of us cherish”. 

President Museveni famous that he was completely satisfied that Ugandans have been celebrating this yr’s victory day in Jinja, attributing the choice to the assist the individuals of Busoga have been giving to the ruling authorities. 

He nevertheless urged the locals to hear fastidiously to the NRM message if they’re to beat poverty and create wealth for his or her homesteads. He emphasised the necessity to embrace the four-acre mannequin with calculation with a purpose to improve their livelihoods. 

“After I got here right here in 2018, I informed you what you must do. In 1995, I used to be right here speaking about the identical factor. You by no means heard me speaking about sugarcanes as a result of to advocate sugarcanes to somebody with 4 acres and fewer is to sentence him to poverty; sugarcane and cotton aren’t crops for an individual with small land. We want them however they need to be grown by individuals with medium or massive items of land,” the President famous. 

“For the small items of land we really useful espresso, fruits, zero grazing for dairy cattle, meals crops, then within the yard you set pigs if you’re not a Muslim, rooster for eggs,  then lastly fish farming, you possibly can have fish farming in a pleasant atmosphere.”

President Museveni additionally cautioned the locals in opposition to encroaching on swamps within the identify of rice rising. He urged that the swamps must be preserved in order that the water from them is pumped to dry land for irrigation. 

Alternatively, President Museveni rallied the individuals of Busoga to assist his renewed battle in opposition to the saboteurs of the Common Main Schooling (UPE).

“After we have been coming, me and Maama, stopped at Nyenga and the wanainchi got here; there have been many youngsters who gathered. Now these wanainchi are free inspectors of presidency applications. 

They monitor authorities applications freed from cost, like that group; I requested them if these youngsters go to highschool, they mentioned some, however many don’t go to highschool.  I mentioned, why? They mentioned they have been despatched out of faculty due to charges. You keep in mind in 1996 after that election, we launched UPE,” he mentioned. 

“We mentioned the cash you could have been paying the federal government pays it, don’t pay any extra. And we’ve been sending that cash to those colleges, however the Head Academics and the PTA don’t respect that, they take the cash and go forward to cost charges from mother and father and that’s how youngsters are despatched away from colleges. We informed these individuals, cease charging these mother and father cash and if the capitation grant, we’re sending will not be sufficient say it in order that we add extra,” he added. 

President Museveni nevertheless informed the individuals of Busoga that within the coming Monetary 12 months, the federal government will begin a brand new marketing campaign to take care of the problem. 

“However I need assist from all of you in order that we don’t tolerate anyone who undermines that program.”

President Museveni additionally revealed that through the Nyenga stopover, the residents knowledgeable him along with Maama Janet that they’ve by no means acquired the Parish Improvement Mannequin (PDM) funds, thus noting that, “So Maama Janet mentioned she’s going to return to that individual place with the MP of the world to search out out what occurs to the cash of that Parish. That was free Intelligence from the wanainchi.”

“Then they informed me that this street from the Bridge to Mukono via Buikwe was completed two years in the past however potholes have began growing and certainly I began to see the potholes after I was coming. So, I need Gen. Katumba to search out out what occurred, we’ve simply completed that street.”

On the problem of lacking medicine in authorities well being services, the President assured the individuals of Busoga that the federal government goes to test and take care of the matter. 

“I’ll come again to Busoga for a regional tour in order that we will focus on extra. Now the opposite difficulty is peace, that one is assured with the military immediately concerned. 

For the roles for the younger individuals, in one of many speeches I informed you that in case you undertake the strategy of business agriculture like the strategy of Nyakana in Fort Portal, you possibly can make use of 10 individuals like him. We have now like 9 million households in Uganda, allow us to say those within the villages are 7 million, and most of them have land. If every one employs 10 individuals, we will have 70 million jobs, greater than the inhabitants of Uganda, we will should import extra staff from different international locations.”

President Museveni additional pledged to the locals that the federal government was in plans to work on the key roads within the subregion. 

“There are a lot of roads we need to do however we will begin with the key ones just like the Jinja Bridge- Budondo- Butagaya-Matumu street, Kamuli to Bukungu, Iganga via Luuka to Kamuli and Kaliro.”

President Museveni additionally famous that the federal government was conscious of the opposition that makes use of some Ugandans for his or her ailing and egocentric motives. 

This was after, an accident sufferer, Moses Ssimbwa, was paraded earlier than the President through the celebrations and confessed that he was utilized by the opposition to falsely accuse the federal government of torture. 

“I’m a sufferer whom they took to Nairobi to say that I used to be tortured by the Ugandan authorities.  I’m right here to express regret for all that occurred. The politicians use us as a result of we would like cash. I’m right here immediately to reveal the soiled linen of the opposition. They took me to a convention in Kenya, they informed me to accuse authorities of torture. I mentioned so as a result of I wanted cash.  Mr. President, I’m very sorry for all that I did. I spent 3 years in hiding till I referred to as Hon.  Babalanda for assist as a result of my well being state of affairs was not good. My leg received injured within the accident however not torture,” Mr. Ssimbwa mentioned. 

In response, President Museveni mentioned, “We within the safety system that we all know and on the proper time we’re going to expose this bogus group, the opposition. They go discuss with Europeans to see the right way to drive Uganda to be a overseas puppet, however they don’t understand how sturdy the NRM is. Like some individuals introduced that we’re not giving extra money to Uganda, however we’re transferring ahead due to the power which we’ve, we constructed it on our personal with the assist of our two brothers Mwalimu Nyerere and Samora Machel.”

The Vice President, H.E Jessica Alupo congratulated President Museveni and the individuals of Uganda on the thirty eighth NRM victory day anniversary.

She additionally thanked the individuals of Busoga for supporting the President of Uganda and the NRM authorities. 

“I request you to proceed supporting President Museveni even in 2026,” the Vice President mentioned. 

H.E Alupo additional counseled President Museveni for giving a chance to all Ugandans to take part within the socio-economic transformation of the nation no matter their gender, tribe or political affiliation. 

“I additionally thanks for championing uninterrupted peace, political stability that has enabled us to maneuver from one stage to a greater one,” she mentioned. 

The Minister for Presidency, Hon. Babirye Milly Babalanda congratulated President Museveni and Ugandans at massive for reaching the thirty eighth NRM victory day anniversary. 

She additionally congratulated President Museveni for the success of NAM and G-77 Summits the place he assumed chairmanship for each worldwide fora. 

“On behalf of the individuals of Busoga who’ve a everlasting bond with you, we welcome you right here immediately. The individuals of Busoga contributed significantly in all of the levels of the protracted wrestle,” she mentioned. 

“I commend my younger sister Natasha Museveni Karugire who’s documenting the individuals who contributed to the wrestle.”

Through the occasion, at the least 52 deserving Ugandans acquired medals and one of many medalists was the previous Kyabazinga of Busoga His Royal Highness Henry Wako Muloki who contributed significantly and largely within the exterior wing of the wrestle.

The day, which is widely known yearly on twenty sixth January, is when the NRA/M authorities got here into energy after a bunch of devoted nation women and men both useless or alive fought for a basic change via a protracted individuals’s wrestle that lasted for 5 years beneath the visionary management of His Excellency Museveni. 

The ceremony was additionally attended by the Chief Justice, His Lordship Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, the NRM First Vice Nationwide Chairman, Alhajj Moses Kigongo, the third Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Rukia Nakadama, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, safety companies management, spiritual and cultural leaders, amongst others.

 

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