General Edward Katumba Wamala, the Minister for Works and Transport, has urged Ugandans to maintain discipline and respect for each other in the forthcoming general elections regardless of their political differences.
Katumba expressed concern about the “desperacy of some politicians” who are seeking to be elected or re elected in various leadership positions, citing an increase in political intolerance ahead of 2021 polls.
“Some politicians have reached a point of promising heaven on earth. Some have bordered on promising construction of bridges where there are no rivers,” Katumba said.
“What I would love to see as we enter 2021 is that the seeds of hatred, tribalism and sectarianism which have been sown and scattered through actions or words including in some cases by robed men of God, fall on rocky ground and in the thorns so that they are scorched or are choked by the thorns,” the general implored.
Katumba, who has served as the Uganda People’s Defence Forces CDF and Inspector General of Police, said that the country is crying out for preservation of life. He said that Ugandans should crave for respect of each other, love and a peaceful life.
The General has in the past few days been engaging in charity work calling on people with financial capability to reach out to the needy especially during this period when covid-19 has hit most of the businesses in the country.
He encouraged Ugandans to continue to be vigilant and follow Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures to protect themselves against COVID-19.
While public gyms and mass sports events are still prohibited, Katumba asked Ugandans to use their natural environment and the available means to keep fit.