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Why Museveni’s Towering Achievements Extenuate His Overstay In Power

By Andrew Mwenda

Museveni inherited a country where both the state and economy had collapsed. He has reconfigured the state and placed the economy on a long term growth trajectory #ugvotes2021

Today President Yoweri Museveni was nominated to run for an eighth term of office. When he wins this election, it will take him to 40 years as president, a remarkable feat. His efforts to cling to power, in spite of many promises not to, tells us very little about Museveni the man but a lot about power itself: few men find it possible to leave it easily and willingly.

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Why Africa’s Young Elite Are A Liability To Quicker Socio-Economic Transformation

From the basic economics I know, it’s imprudent to think that economic growth (per capita income) or citizens’ standard of living is on a linear spectrum… that’s elitist hogwash, I dare say.

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President Museveni Launches Pasture Improvement Program

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President Museveni: I launched a pasture improvement project under the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO). I also used the same occasion in Mbarara to distribute tractors to farmers under the Operation Wealth Creation programme as we move towards mechanising agriculture. This particular programme will later be rolled out to other parts of the country. There will be a cost-sharing element with farmers in running these tractors

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President Museveni: About the pasture programme, I am glad that we are now moving towards scientific methods like planting pasture and irrigation. We have previously relied on naturally occurring resources like water and grass for grazing. The recent drought has taught us the importance of water. I therefore appeal to those that have been encroaching on swamps to vacate them voluntarily before we use other methods to evict them

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President Museveni: We have piloted the solar-powered water pumps in Kabale and we shall gradually roll them out in the rest of the country. On concerns of adulterated pesticides, my view is that such medicine should not be traded for profit. Government is working on eliminating private dealers so that the agriculture ministry takes over this role.

President Museveni Officiates At The International Womens Day In Dokolo District

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President Museveni: First, I want to point out that when discussing women or child issues, they should not be isolated from the other issues of society. You can’t empower them without addressing the issues of the community. For example, how will you empower women without security? When you talk of women you should remember security and all the other issues

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President Museveni: When going to Dokolo I was doing an audit. I saw telephones. Everyone has a phone now. Everyone who came here drove on good roads. We now have electricity in Dokolo. We have schools and health centers, reason the population has grown, especially due to immunization. When the NRM took power, there were just 14 million Ugandans, today they are 40 million–all these are NRM children. Flying over Dokolo, I saw a lot of mabati houses which was not the case before. The housing in the villages has improved. We also inaugurated a new water plant today at the district

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President Museveni: All the intiatives I have mentioned above are meant to empower the women. Accessible clean water, for example, contributes to well-being of women because it reduces their work. That said, the emphasis now is on loonyo (wealth) and tich (work). We are going to attract more factories. Those who live in Lira town can testify. The last I checked there were 44 factories in Lira, employing many people. We therefore need to attract more of these now that we have electricity. Here in Dokolo I would like the people to offer 3-4 square miles of land so that when an investor comes, we have land to give him for a factory. This will firm our three pillars of wealth creation; modern agriculture, factories and tourism

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President Museveni: I should also say something about the NRM’s history with women. When in FRONASA and fighting Idi Amin, we had both male and female fighters. But when we defeated Amin and had to unite with the other fighting groups, they blocked our women’s entry into the army. The unit of female fighters based in Mbarara had to be disbanded. I was disappointed. However, in 1986 we were in charge and we had women among our fighters. It is what you see now with this parade composed of only women. So there’s nothing women can’t do that men can do, if anything, they can do better because they can pass a thread through the eye of a needle

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn In Uganda For A Three-Day State Visit

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President Museveni On A State Visit To Tanzania

I arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania this morning for a two-day state visit on the invitation of His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli. I thank him for the invitation.

After arrival, we held a bilateral discussion with my host that focused on the following five key areas;

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President Meets A Delegation Of USA Senators

The US government through various arms has been our close partner on regional security, education, trade and refugees. We hope to continue our relationship on these matters.

President Yoweri Museveni has urged the new American President, Mr. Donald Trump to strengthen ties with Africa in general and Uganda in particular owing to the growing purchasing power of the African continent saying this will present a good opportunity for trade between the United States of America and Africa.

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President Museveni Commissions African Gold Refinery In Entebbe, Wakiso District

The $20 million facility has so far created jobs for 75 Ugandans and has capacity of refining up to 300,000 kilograms of gold weekly.

President Museveni commissioned the newly-built African Gold Refinery in Entebbe, Wakiso District on February 20, 2017

Government will abolish the royalties tax to boost the minerals sector and punish government officials who frustrate investors and delay manufacturers, processors and investors

President Roots For Religious Tolerance

President Yoweri Museveni has called upon Ugandans to be tolerant of each other’s religions.

The President who was speaking during an over night service held under the theme of ‘77 Days of Glory ’ at the Rubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral in Kampala last night cautioned the congregation about behaving like the Pharisees in the Bible who pretended to be very religious yet when they left the holy place, they were bad people at heart.

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Besigye’s Taking His Radical Extremists Nowhere

For 16 years now, opposition presidential candidate for life, Kizza Besigye, has led his followers, especially radical extremists, along a tunnel with no light at the end. He has promised them power through various means but failed to deliver anything except misery.

Their radicalism is a sign of lost hope; their anger is misdirected to those who seek to save them from a leader who is incapable of delivering on their false hopes.

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Joint Regional Force To Flush Out Remnants Of LRA Rebels In CAR & South Sudan

President Yoweri Museveni Monday, January 30, 2017 called on regional leaders engaged in the fight against the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency in the Central African Republic to commit themselves and allow military commands to jointly work out a plan to flush out remnants of the LRA and put an end to the suffering of the civilian population.

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Besigye Is Not Principled, He Is A Coward

By Andrew Mwenda

Many Ugandans (including me) had always believed opposition presidential candidate for life, Kizza Besigye, is a very courageous man. Now I’ve realized this is not entirely true. Here is why;

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