HOIMA President Yoweri Museveni has urged Ugandans to guard the country’s peace jealously.
Addressing a rally at Kabaale Public Primary School in Kabaale Sub-County, Hoima District on Monday, the President reaffirmed to the people of the area that developments such as the discovery of oil deposits in Bunyoro Sub-Region are attributed to the peaceful environment and NRM’s zeal for national development.
“The government has managed to record its achievements because it focused first on national economic recovery. Secondly, the restoration of peace and stability, and general infrastructure in the country,” he said.
Mr Museveni said that Uganda is hosting a refugee influx from neighboring countries because of a peaceful political atmosphere that was ushered in by the NRM.
He added that the government is to compensate tobacco farmers in Bunyoro Sub-Region following the loss they incurred after selling their tobacco produce, worth Shillings. 36 billion, to a Kenyan Company called Continental that had collapsed.
He was campaigning for the NRM flag bearer in the Hoima District Woman MP by-election, Ms Businge Harriet Mugenyi Akiiki.
Ms Businge is fighting for the seat with the opposition contender, Asinansi Nyakato, of FDC with Polls set for this Thursday 26th September 2019.
The President further commended NRM women contenders who had been in the race together with Ms Businge for stepping down in her favour to foster and consolidate NRM’s support in the race for the District MP slot. As he travelled in the area, he also made a stop at Buseruka Trading Centre and thanked residents for being economically focused.
The seat fell vacant after its former Woman MP, Tophace Kaahwa Byagira, decided to move to represent the newly created District of Kikuube as Woman MP.
The NRM Vice Chairperson for Western Region, Matayo Kyaligonza, commended President Museveni for ably steering the country’s politics saying this has garnered more strength to the Movement.