M7 Pays Condolences To ADF Victims

more about geneva; font-size: small;”>Museveni, drug who is in Kasese district for celebrations marking 31 years of the Army Day, stuff paid condolences yesterday in Kyondo Parish where he laid a wreath on the graves of 19 people that were killed by ADF bandits on 7th October 1997.

He, however, expressed happiness that peace had been restored to the area in particular and the Rwenzori Sub-Region at large.

He pledged assistance to the bereaved families and said the graves would be constructed properly in memory of the deceased members of the area’s community. The President also said that the Uganda Martyrs’ College in the area would be improved and taken over by Government.

The President also laid a foundation stone for the house that is being built by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) for a local resident Joseph Bwambale who narrowly survived the ADF banditry attack. Bwambale narrated to the President and the gathering at the graves that he survived death by pretending to be dead.

Later, Museveni laid a foundation stone for the construction of Karusandara Health Centre 3 in Busongora County where he commended them for voting the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party during last year’s elections. The construction of the facility is being completed by the UPDF Engineering Brigade.

The President promised to help the people of the area by repairing the old irrigation scheme and expanding it to their own benefit. He said that the residents deserve electricity supply to which he pledged assistance to them to ensure the service is availed.

Museveni directed Kasese district officials to work on the road repairs in the area. He promised to construct an electric fence in the area following complaints by residents that they are inconvenienced by wild animals.

He strongly advised the Bakonzo and Basongora to co-exist peacefully. The President also urged the youth to seriously guard themselves against contracting the HIV/AIDS scourge. He promised to study their request and assist the squatters in ensuring their land security.


Busongora Mp Boaz Kafuda, revealed that his area gave President Museveni 98% of the votes in last year’s February general elections.

Museveni concluded yesterday’s activities by laying the foundation stone for Kasese district’s Uganda Muslim Supreme Council headquarters.

The function took place in Kasese Town. Museveni pledged a contribution of Shs50 million towards the project and urged the Muslim community in the area to generate more funds towards the project.

He also assured them of more assistance in the future if there is need.

The Kasese district Kadhi, Sheik Abdul Hakim Juma, saluted the President for his contribution towards the mosque project.

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