By Spy Uganda
President Yoweri Museveni underscored the efforts by his government to install security cameras which he said would help security agencies to track criminals including medics who have been spoted stealing and selling government medicine to private hospitals and clinics.
“One of the people’s needs is Security and other one is infrastructure, the infrastructure has helped us economically, security wise and also politically,” the President told the NRM MPs assembled in Kololo on Friday. He added; “The other need that you as leaders should address is education of the children of the poor, then health and drugs in the health centres which are stolen. You have seen how my monitoring unit has been arresting people stealing drugs in health units. Nurses and doctors are corrupt. You as Members of Parliament should take interest in your health centres. Go and check, that is what you are supposed to do as leaders.
The President also advised the MPs to address the issue of household income if they are to succeed as leaders. “These little things you do, fundraising in church, attending burials, will only give you cheap popularity but eventually people will get tired and move on. I appeal to you to concentrate on the issue of the wealth of homes,” Mr Museveni stated.
He sited Buikwe District MP Diana Mutasingwa who approached him for advise on mobilising her people in the district. “Mobilisation has never been an issue for the people. As a leader you need to get a lasting solutions for your people these are security, infrastructure, health, education and wealth,” he advised. Saying that once MPs teach their people about commercial production they will then get lasting support.
The President told the MPs that the country will only address the issue of jobs for the youth through wealth creation. He retold his story of Nyakana who he introduced to the MPs during their retreat at the National Leadership Institute, Kyankwanzi in May. He reminded them about how Nyakana and the wife were not employed until they took his advice. Since then Nyakana and his wife employ 15 people on just an acre of land. “If on one acre one can create 15 jobs how many jobs will one create from the land owned by 7 million households in Uganda?”
“Many people who say they are Baganda are telling lies they are Banyarwanda and Barundi. If you go to Kayunga and Busaana the people there are all Kakwa people from south Sudan. How did those people come here? They came here because of the limited commercialization that had already taken place in growing of coffee, cotton and sugarcane within Uganda. We didn’t have enough workers that’s why they had to come from other countries to help,” he explained.
Mr Museveni also sited Namanve which currently has 74 complete factories and 147 factories under construction. “When all the factories in that industrial park are constructed, they will total 500, employing 200,000 people on 2,000 acres.