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President Yoweri Museveni today Saturday takes his campaign to retain the highest political seat in the land to Kabale district, visit web Chimp Corps report.

Museveni is very keen on winning Kigezi region since it’s the home area of his rival John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.

Kigezi is an NRM stronghold, page considering that the ruling party defeated the opposition by a wide margin in the last three elections.

However, Museveni would also work hard to woo the hearts of those who were hurt by the mistreatment of Mbabazi by police and other security organs.

In January 2015, Museveni told a huge gathering at Kabale municipal stadium he would not allow emishega (wolves) to rule Uganda.

He also cautioned against plans to topple him using NRM structures, a veiled reference for Mbabazi who was accused of using clandestine methods to take power.

Some of the top politicians in the area expected to accompany Museveni at his rallies include Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, State Minister for Planning David Bahati, MP Banyenzaki and business tycoons among others.

The Kabale tour comes high on the heels of successful campaign tours in Kisoro where thousands thronged Museveni’s rallies.


Museveni has since declared 2016, a year of prosperity and building a strong foundation to secure Uganda’s future.

In a New Year message, the President called on Ugandans to love one another, celebrate our diversity and resist division and stay united to achieve greatness.

“If we love one another, celebrate our diversity, resist division and stay united, we will achieve greatness. Let us all join hands and declare the Year 2016 to be our year of prosperity. The year of building on the strong foundation we have laid to secure Uganda’s future. I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year,” he said

The President said he was happy about two things in 2015; the Pope’s visit and the fact that he is campaigning happily for the NRM party.

“The Pope came here, I was not excited but I was happy. His Holiness came here and blessed my people and also blessed me. This is one of the exciting campaigns for the NRM in 2015 especially in the countryside. At the rallies people turn up in large numbers that I find it hard to exit from the next rally. You see these people walking on foot in large numbers. This is because of the small contribution we have made for our country,” he said.


On political lies, Museveni said people aspiring to be public leaders and yet tell lies are bad news for the country.

“Telling lies is worse for the country. A president is next to God you just don’t go around telling lies. When you say you want to be President, but just go around telling lies, that is not good for the country. When I hear people saying veterans are not yet paid, yes I know it, I’m a veteran myself. Why didn’t you pay veterans at one go? It’s because we had to get electricity,” he said.

On whether he received an invitation to the Presidential debate, the President said his staff have not informed him about it.

“I don’t know. My staff have not told me about it (presidential debate suggested by interreligious council). I have four rallies a day, I don’t know about the time. Debating! I have no problem with debating, because I was president of the debating society in 1965,” he said.


On election violence, the President said government will not tolerate civilian to civilian violence.

“The state is there, it should be there to discipline those indiscipline people. When I’m moving around I see FDC people making signs to me, I do this (Thumbs up) to them. Just settle down convince your people. If they vote for you or not just wish them luck,” he said.


On the fight against corruption the President said it will be fought by integrity hunting.

“The Permanent Secretaries should be the watchdog. Initially I didn’t interfere because I thought the system would sort itself.  In KCCA you don’t know how much trouble I took to put Musisi, ooh, ooh, ooh. It was a war with Mayor Lukwago, the councilors, but now you can see the change in Kampala,” he said.

The President said the Uganda Revenue Authority Executive Director Doris Akol was fight a war on sub-standard products.

“The country had been turned into a cheap market of all sorts of useless things from abroad. When the shilling was losing value it was because of importation of all sorts of things. Imagine someone importing hair. My daughters, all this hair you import from abroad is for what? You’re killing our market with some other people’s goods which are not being taxed,” he said.

President Museveni said that the strategic goals of the people of Uganda and their African brothers and sisters should be prosperity and strategic security.

He pointed out that the prosperity aimed at is through production and not through parasitism.

He highlighted NRM achievements especially from 2006 when government resisted spending on consumption in favor of development and wealth creation. He said through prioritization,

the NRM government has been able to implement special programs like roads, electricity, education and health as well as successfully implementing immunization program among others.

He castigated presidential aspirants such as Dr Besigye who “chose to visit a hospital not yet rehabilitated and lying to the public and not pointing out the many other hospitals that the NRM government has rehabilitated.”
Uganda’s representatives in this year’s Mapinduzi Cup will commence their campaign on Monday against JKU FC from Zanzibar.

The clash was initially scheduled for Saturday but the local organising committee, try the Chama Cha Soka Zanzibar announced the changes on Friday upon URA FC’s arrival.

The coveted tourney will kick off on Sunday with a match between Yanga FC and Mafunzo FC at 1615hrs.

All the matches will be hosted at the Amaani Stadium in Zanzibar.

The Ugandan tax collects are expected to honour their second and last group fixtures on 6th and 8th January against Simba SC (Tz) and Jamuhuri FC (Zanzibar).

URA FC group fixtures;

Monday 4th January


Wednesday 6th January

URA FC Vs Simba SC

Friday 8th January

Jamhuri FC Vs URA FC
The 4th East African Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) is set to take place in Nairobi from February 10, order 2016, following on from the success of the last event, which saw over 2,300 participants from 380 companies gain invaluable insight into the projects and latest opportunities in the region.

The  three- day summit, sponsored by Africa Oil Corporation will, be held at Kenyatta International Conference Centre.

The summit provides a platform for East African ministries and the National Oil companies to engage with international and local investors to examine the vast opportunities across East Africa in the Power & Renewable Energy industry.

According to Africa Oil corp, EAOGS will present major projects from key countries including Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Sudan, and Tanzania.

This annual summit has proven to be the most productive regional event bringing together key decision makers in government, industry, civil society and wider stakeholders who are able to discuss, and act on, the key opportunities and challenges faced by the industry and its host countries,” Alex Budden, Vice President of External Relations at Africa Oil Corp. said.

Launched by the Ministry of Energy & Petroleum in 2012, the 4th EAOGS is now by far the largest and most important conference and exhibition for East Africa.

Alongside the Conference, there will be an exhibition to allow companies to demonstrate their products and services to thousands of decision makers from across the industry.

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