visit this http://ccscraneservice.com/plugins/content/jw_sigpro/jw_sigpro/tmpl/sleek/default.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Presidential Deputy Press Secretary Lindah Nabusayi Wamboka tells Chimpreports.com the renovations were carried out on orders of President Yoweri Museveni.
“I wish to clarify to the readers and members of the public that following President Museveni’s directive, government honoured its pledge to renovate the two houses of Gen. Adrisi and two houses of Gen Lumago both senior citizens from the West Nile Region,” notes Nabusayi.
“The renovations were carried out on two main houses and two boys’ quarters with five bedrooms each, changing two garages into four bed rooms and toilets, totaling to 19 bed rooms and 21 toilets and bathrooms,” she emphasizes.
Nabusayi is responding to media reports that MP for Obongi County Kaps Hassan Fungaroo recently claimed having called for meetings to raise funds for the renovation of Adrisi’s houses.
Fungaroo was quoted by the media saying government has never fulfilled its promise of modernizing the houses.
Adrisi was Vice President of Uganda (1977–1978), and one of Dictator Idi Amin’s closest associates.
In 1978, after Adrisi was injured in a suspicious auto accident, troops loyal to him mutinied.
Amin responded by dispatching troops to battle the mutineers, some of whom had fled across the Tanzanian border, eventually leading to the Uganda-Tanzania War.
Nabusayi adds: “The renovations also included the construction of perimeter block wall fence with security house and renovation of pit latrines at a cost of Shs484,847,800 and took over three months to complete.”
She further blasted Fungaroo, saying while it is great for the public and political leaders to honour the work and lives of great senior civil servants, it is utter political greed to claim that people in government wanted the former leader vice president to die first and then remember him.
“Government has endeavored to support former leaders at various levels at all times.”
The development highlights Museveni’s initiative to woo former political leader’s support.
Gen. Adrisi is not the first beneficiary of Museveni’s generosity.
Obote’s former Security Minister Chris Rwakasisi, who nearly killed Museveni’s mother Esther Kokundeka at a barracks in Kampala, was pardoned by the current President.