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President Museveni explains land law

14 SEP 2017 9:14 AM

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The President was yesterday addressing the press on matters related to land at State House in Entebbe.

Most viewers caught up with the TV version as they tried to tune in for Bukedde's Agataliiko Nfuufu only to land on the presser by the President.

At the time, he was explaining on th issue of compulsory land acquisition. The price for land should be the same, but not hiked simply because government is interested otherwise that will affect development.

A number of questions were asked. He was asked about the failed fight of corruption, the women murders in Wakiso and other areas, then also to come clear on whether or not he will stand for the post of President in 2021.
Mr. Kaguta always has answers and for some reason he is ever ready. Regarding the murders, he reminded them of how they killed the rebels, stopped Kony and Karamajong simply because their actions were overt. Our efforts were concentrated on war related issues, but these are just criminal acts and we have devised means to deal with them, it will soon be no more.

Regarding the fight for corruption, he said that it's not true NRM has failed to curb the vice, it's just because the acts are covert and it takes a bit of time to unearth them, but we do and you have seen some of them being paraded in court, it's just that we are not supposed to be discussing what is in court.

Besides, corruption has always been there. My father Amos Kaguta (RIP) who was deep in the village used to have the best drugs for his cattle and yet these drugs were in government custody, how was he getting them? Corruption.

He was reminded of the remarks he made sometime back that when one is 75 plus, he/she is incapable of leading...on this one, he referred them to the doctors; That report can be got from the doctors. You ask the doctors whether one at the age of 75 is capable of leading, he ended right there and tactfully not answering the aspect of him contesting in 2021.

He was told of how the youth were getting less funds than they ask for, the President hinted on using other authorities to disperse the funds if the current one's are failing.

The President also talked about the high electricity charges which are partly because of the  huge loans acquired for the construction of dams. He also made it clear that the main reason he was on radio stations, especially on matters to do with land was because his speech is recorded, so the other leaders should use it as a benchmark to sensitize the wanainchi.

Regarding the the NRM members who want to submit a bill in parliament which scraps the age limit, the President said, they were free to do what they are doing and the constitution provides for all that.

The number one citizen spoke in Swahili, Luganda, English and Runyankore.

The President was asked to hold such talks more often as they are broadcast live and they are interactive. 

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