President Museveni has warned what he described as “parasites” and “pigs” of tough consequences for threatening foreign investors pumping money in Uganda’s economy.
“At Kapeeka recently, I commissioned the factories of ceramics, fruit processing etc. This has frightened the parasites and other pigs that do not appreciate value,” said Museveni.
“These parasites, these pigs have been sending threatening letters and recorded messages to steal money from these investors or to even frighten them so that they run away,” he emphasised.
ChimpReports understands Museveni a few days ago asked security services to trace the originators of the threatening messages sent to the investors.
He also asked security to coordinate with international bodies to get to the bottom of matter, citing possible attempted sabotage of the economy.
The President has in recent weeks opened major investments worth over $ 1bn.
In Tororo, Museveni commissioned the first phase of the Sukulu Industrial town which has an annual turnover (the value of the products from there per annum) of US $500 million.
This industry is expected to stop the annual imports of fertilizers of US$ 50 million, steel products worth US$ 403million and create 3,500 jobs after the final phase.
“I am sending this message to the investors to be calm. We shall expose and defeat these pigs, the parasites. Who is it that does not want Uganda to industrialize and why?” wondered Museveni.
“They claim to be politically motivated. What sort of politics is it that does not welcome the industrialization of Uganda and yet you claim to be concerned about the welfare of the masses? You are bogus and a charlatan and we have dealt with many in the last 60 years of struggle,” he charged.
Museveni told investors “Any message sent on electronic gadgets can be traced. It is a matter of patience and equipment,” adding, “Some of the messages were sent on Swedish and Australian numbers. Through Interpol, these are traceable.”
He said within Uganda, authorities are putting in place equipment for smart and safe cities “which will expose all these pigs.”
In the meantime, Museveni said government intends to deploy Police personnel on all the industrial parks and even in isolated factories.
The President urged investors to be vigilant and report to the Police anything suspicious.
“Once our Smart and Safe City systems are in place, the security personnel will be withdrawn. We shall then, depend on remote monitoring. The actions of the pigs are shallow schemes; they will be defeated,” he emphasised.