Crime & Investigation

State Slaps Fresh Charge on Muhirwa

President Museveni has urged Ugandans to understand and differentiate between national development, dosage find the availability of development infrastructure and individual or family wealth.

He said that whereas government can provide the necessary infrastructure, there if the citizens don’t utilize it to better their earnings, the country will remain poor and underdeveloped.

The President made the remarks at two different public rallies that he addressed at Kidera Secondary School, a government seed school where he also commissioned 6 new classroom blocks and at also at Nawanyago Technical Institute in Buzaya County, in Kamuli district which he also commissioned.

Kidera Secondary School is the only government secondary school in Kideera Sub-County in Buyende district built by the government under the school facilitation grant while the Shs.5.8 billion state of art Nawanyago Technical Institute, was erected using funds from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for international development.

The institute will offer various technical courses in a number of fields including those that are on a high demand in the oil and gas sector.

Mr. Museveni told the people of both districts – Kamuli and Buyende – that many Ugandans had failed to know that development and infrastructure building, are communal but every individual and every household, need to generate their own income in order to get out of poverty.

“I am not happy with the way you approach the fight against poverty whereby you lay emphasis on development infrastructure as opposed to household production. We have had a tarmac road and electricity in Jinja even before independence. Are there no poor people in Jinja even today?” he wondered.

The President noted that emphasis in the struggle against poverty should be how to boost production adding that for a country like Uganda where more than 80 percent of the population is in the agricultural sector, farmers need to abandon traditional subsistence farming and adopt modern farming techniques that is profit oriented.


He said that traditional agricultural production was out of fashion as income from traditional agricultural activities, could not meet demands of families in the modern era.

He further noted that because Busoga Sub-Region, like most other parts of Uganda where land has been fragmented, farmers should be encouraged to produce high yielding products that can generate higher and better returns on small pieces of land.

He said that a set of agricultural produce such as coffee, fruits, poultry, piggery and fish farming, are recommended for small owners. He also used the occasion to caution the population against the danger of continued land fragmentation saying it is a serious peril to the future of the agricultural sector and will worsen the level of poverty in the country.

He urged the people to cooperate with the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Officers who have been deployed throughout the country to sensitize farmers and distribute to them free seedlings and planting materials, animal breeds and farm inputs in the new ‘Wealth Creation’ campaign.

The President was accompanied by Parliamentary Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga and several Cabinet Ministers.
All is not well for the Ndeeba-based businessman Godfrey Muhirwa who is facing three counts of murder.

This Thursday afternoon, online Makindye Chief Magistrate Richard Mafabi charged him with a fresh count of unlawful possession of a fire arm.

Muhirwa pleaded “not guilty” to the new offence, according to Chimp Corp Michael Nteza at the court.

Prosecutor Happiness Ainebyona asked court for an adjournment to enable the state conclude the ongoing investigations into the alleged crimes.

The prosecution alleges that on 21 October 2014 at Katwe Police station in Kampala District, Muhirwa was found in an unlawful possession of a fire arm.

The case was adjourned to 19 February.

Muhirwa is currently on remand at Luzira following a shooting incident last year in Nsiike zone, Ndeeba, Wakiso District, during which he reportedly used his pistol to kill three people including Muhammad Kiwana and Deo Jaya.

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