Museveni concludes Karamoja leg of campaign trail
President of Uganda and NRM Presidential flag bearer, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has concluded the Karamoja leg of campaign trail that will take him across the country, albeit in a scientific manner.
One of the highlights of his tour of the Karamoja region was the commissioning of Hotel Africana, a private magnificent hotel that is expected to boost tourism and employment. This hotel is part of the BMK businesses. It has more than 70 rooms and other conference rooms and facilities.
The president started his tour of the region on Wednesday 18th November, 2020 with the address of leaders from Moroto, Napak, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripit and Amudat and later addressed the people on radio and TV with a translation in Jie.
On Thursday 19th November he addressed leaders from Abim, Kabong, Karenga and Kotido and later addressed the people on radio and TV with translation in Pokot.
The President concluded today the 20th November 2020 with a meeting of the youths and an address of the people on radio and TV with a translation in Labwor, the Luo speaking dialect of Akarimojong.
In all his addresses, the President emphasized the preaching of politics of unity that has characterised the NRM administration over the 34 year tenure of the affairs of Uganda. He reminded the people why the previous regimes had failed to govern Uganda because of the sectarian politics of identity as opposed to needs of the people.
The President informed the people that the steady progress that Uganda had attained over the years is a direct consequence of the accumulated peace and correct policies. The prevalent peace has attracted investors who have helped Uganda to overcome the problems of shortage of supplies, unemployment and little tax revenue. He reminisced that in 1986, Uganda could only collect 5BN in taxes, yet now we collect over 21,000BN! This revenue has enabled Uganda to build good roads, like the Soroti Moroto Rd and the proposed Moroto, Kotido to Kidepo rd about to commence. It has also enabled the expansion of electricity and other infrastructural projects like water dams, classroom construction and health centers.
The people of Karamoja were particularly grateful to NRM government because of the prevailing peace which is a result of the disarmament program that rid the guns from the population. They however requested government to beef up security so that the infiltrators from the neighboring countries do not jeopardize the prevailing peace. Because of this transformation of Karamoja, the people have promised to overwhelmingly vote for NRM and its flag bearers lead by HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Long-live NRM, Long-live YKT Museveni.