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    We Brought In Practical Commandos From Somalia To Crash Rioters During Elections: Museveni Reveals, Orders Security Agencies To Publicise Full List Of Those Arrested To End Noise About Kidnaps…



    President Yoweri Museveni (L) right are some of the CMI Commandos that were brought in from Somalia

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered security agencies to produce a list of all post-election violence culprits in custody, so as to put an end to the talk of mysterious disappearance of Ugandans.

    While addressing the nation on Saturday, the President revealed that there were people who were arrested by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), in  two categories, which involved 177 who were granted bail or released.

    He said another 65 are still being investigated, noting that the names of all those in custody should be made public so that this puzzle of disappearance is answered.

    President Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief, argued that the security forces are taught not to violate civilians’ rights with impunity.

    He affirmed that if that happens, there will be consequences because the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) is a very disciplined force.

    “When we took over Kampala, many didn’t run away because the NRA was a people’s force. Not a single shot was fired when we took over Kampala. We never touched Uganda House, UPC property. Please, don’t mix us up (UPDF) with such low caliber conduct (kidnaps),” Gen. Museveni said.

    He boldly noted that the CMI had helped other security agencies to defeat a wave of criminality in the country.

    “Towards the elections, we had new schemes of criminality. The culture of rioting. They would attack buildings and security personnel,” President Museveni said while illustrating the said acts using a video of a female police officer being attacked by a man.

    He also recalled that the aim of those who were killing women, destroying factories and killing VIPs like Abiriga, Kirumira, Kaweesi among others was to scare away investors and they were allegedly assisted by criminals who had infiltrated the police, hence requiring the involvement of soldiers.

    “Because of misbehaviour and plans to stop the elections, the security forces deployed heavily. In the case of Kampala, we brought in commandos who were exemplary in Somalia and crushing the ADF. They killed some who attacked them,” Museveni said.

    In the case of the European Parliament discussing Uganda’s issues, president Museveni said; “Some foreigners are trying to interfere with our internal affairs. Ignore them. Don’t listen or be influenced by what they are saying because they could lead to a lot of distortions.”

    “The EU recommended that some Ugandans be banned from travelling to their countries. I normally need a lot of persuasion to travel out of UG. Thinking that we are dying to travel to other countries, is something that shows some lack of seriousness,” he added.


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    Homosexuals Should Be Castrated – MP Sarah Opendi



    Woman Member of Parliament for Tororo District Hon. Sarah Opendi has suggested that homosexuals should be castrated.

    Opendi told Parliament during Tuesday plenary that the life imprisonment sentence suggested by the Bill’s mover Asuman Basalirwa (MP Bugiri Municipality) isn’t adequate.

    Opendi says homosexuals may continue with the vice even in prison and they should therefore be castrated.

    “Life imprisonment is not adequate because this person may even continue with homosexuality in prison. These people should be castrated,” she said.

    Contrary to most of the legislators, MP Fox Odoi-Oywelowo, who presented the minority report, said the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 was uncalled for.

    Fox says the Bill creates penal sanctions against a person based on mere appearance and contravenes established international and regional human rights standards.

    “The Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 contravenes established international and regional human rights standards, it unfairly limits the fundamental of LGBTIQ persons,”he said.

    Fox says the Bill denies the LGBTIQ community equal protection under the law.

    The Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 was table in Parliament for the second reading today. The Bill, if passed, will see homosexuals face a life jail sentence if found guilty of the offence.




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    NRM Urges Farmers To Embrace Parish Development Model



    The National Resistance Movement (NRM), through the NRM deputy Secretary-General Rt. Hon. Rose Nsereko Namayanja, has urged farmers to embrace the Parish Development Model in order to boost their productivity.

    Namayanja told farmers to embrace PDM at a function where she was installed as the new patron of Balandiza Kirose Kasamba Kajansi Association at Kasuku children center in Kajansi, Wakiso.

    “I encourage you to embrace government programs like the Parish Development Model (PDM), Emyooga, and other poverty alleviation projects to boost your productivity and uplift your livelihoods,” she said.

    Namayanja told farmers that the best politics that can unite them is that of development and urged them to educate their children to foster community development.

    “The best politics that can bring us together is the politics of development where we don’t segregate anyone. I urge you to focus on educating your children because education is the biggest investment any parent can give to their children which in turn leads to the development of your community,”Namayanja said.

    Namayanja was appointed patron Balandiza Kirose Kasamba Kajansi Association following the death of Mathia Kasamba the association’s former patron. The association unites farmers from the cells of Nakawuka and Kasuku parishes in Kajansi.

    Namayanja welcomed her new role as the association’s patron and called upon the members to work in unison with her and utilise the available resources to develop themselves.

    “I accept to be your patron and I encourage you to be at the forefront in fighting poverty among the livelihoods in your communities. Let us work together by using the available resources to develop economically,”she said.

    The NRM deputy Secretary-General added that; There is indeed a scarcity of land in this area but you can do a lot with the small piece of land you have. We are privileged to have two rainy seasons and I urge all farmers to take advantage of the rains and plant crops. As we do farming, let’s focus on the quality of our products so that we take advantage of the available market within Kampala.

    Namayanja told farmers to work differently and remain united and pledged that government will continue supporting the farmers’ association by equipping them with new knowledge to enable them acquire new farming skills.



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    I Am Tired Of Borrowing – Finance Minister Matia Kasaija



    Minister in charge of finance Matia Kasaija has expressed his frustration with the the habit of government borrowing funds to finance its budget.

    Kasaija said Tuesday at the launch of the Public Investment Financing Strategy (PIFS) at Sherston Hotel that government should look for alternatives and stop borrowing.

    “I am tired of borrowing…We must look for other ways how we can raise funds to develop Uganda other than borrowing,” he said.

    Kasaija said PIFS will help government raise funds since borrowing and grants are not sufficient enough to fund government programmes.

    “The implementation of this financing strategy is a priority of government. Borrowing and grants are necessary but not sufficient options for funding all government programmes,” he said.

    The minister of finance noted that Uganda has an annual financing gap of about 33 trillion shillings, given approximately 49 trillion that is budgeted for annually.

    According to Kasaija about 411 trillion is needed to finance all government programmes.

    At the end of 2022, Uganda had a debt of about 80 trillion. This was revealed by the Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda, Michael Atingi-Ego.


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