President Yoweri Museveni who is also the NRM Presidential Candidate has warned that those who have been attacking people in some urban centres and in Kampala will soon lose appetite for violence.
Referring to violence that erupted on Wednesday, President Museveni said whoever is responsible for the violence in Kampala and other urban areas will be held accountable for the crimes committed.
The President was Thursday evening speaking to leaders from the 4 districts of Northern Karamoja that include; Abim, Kotido, Karenga and Kaabong as part of his campaigns.
The president insists on carrying out scientific campaigns and has been meeting Party leaders in different parts of the country. Today he heads to Soroti.
“We are campaigning indirectly where we don’t hold rallies for the sake of not infecting more people. We have already lost 2 members of parliament, scientists etc. It is criminal for anybody to ignore this. We are not going to tolerate this. Everybody must respect the rules of the Ministry of Health. Our people should be kept safe. Those who have been attacking people in Kampala will soon lose appetite for violence. You have entered an area that we know very well. Whoever did that will regret,” he said.
The meeting in Kotido was attended by NRM Flag bearers at Parliament, LCV, the incumbents, NRM executives at the District and Municipal level, NRM league chairpersons at District and Municipal level, Youth, Women, the Elderly and PWD council chairpersons at district level and NRM sub-county Chairpersons.
He also noted that some of those groups making trouble in urban areas are supported by outsiders including homosexual groups that don’t like stability and independence of Uganda.
“They should not divert us. The virus is here and now there is hope of a vaccine. We are also working hard towards finding a cure. They want to create violence so that elections are not held. Elections will be held and they will lose badly,” he said.
The NRM candidate told delegates at the meeting the numerous achievements that made NRM stick out of other governments that so often collapsed in the country.
He informed them that NRM prioritized the interest of the people that led to the forming of a strong army followed by the establishment of peace that attracted investors who are today contributing tremendously to the economy of Uganda.
He said the contribution by investors has enabled the government to sort out many challenges that include the construction of infrastructure among many others.
He however assured the people of Karamoja that the road from Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong to Kidepo will be tarmacked. The road from Soroti to Amuria-Obalanga-Acanipii to Abim will also be bituminized.
He said even groups like those of women and the youth in Abim, Kaabong Kotido, and Karenga districts are being supported with funds set up for them and will receive more resources if required.
Candidate Museveni assured Ugandans that the future of this country is very bright. He said the government would not tolerate confused people who are playing with fire.
“Do they know what sacrifice was made to achieve the good infrastructure like roads,” he asked.
President Museveni also assured the people of Karamoja that other issues like electricity is being worked on and Kotido is already connected to the national grid.
The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Mrs. Janet Kataha Museveni who was very delighted to be in the sub-region once again reminded the gathering, of the principles of NRM that include peace, unity and transformation.
She said NRM has stood by those principles even during the current campaigns where meetings are held in a very orderly manner.
“Our meetings are orderly and peaceful showing the principles we stand for of peace, unity and development. We must inculcate this to our children in Uganda,” she said.