Museveni gets note from China, calls opposition blind

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Museveni receiving a Chinese envoy

President Yoweri Museveni will Saturday night talk to the people in Mubende about the government’s proposed amendments to the land laws and other land-related matters.

The president took a break from his countrywide radio tour Friday to receive a special message from China President Xi Jinping, delivered by his new Chinese ambassador to Uganda, Zheng Zhuqiang.

He also commissioned the newly-completed 66-kilometre Fort Portal-Kamwenge Road. The government and the World Bank funded the Shs119b project.

“The successes we have achieved in the roads sector is because of the NRM government’s correct policy of prioritisation,” he said.

In 2006, government deliberately increased the roads budget to Shs3,400 billion, up from Shs170b, to push the country’s development agenda.

Museveni urged Ugandans to support the NRM government which has a solid development agenda unlike the blind opposition who only dwell on what is not done.

“I also request the public to support government’s push to amend the land law. This is to stop greedy people from delaying or stalling public projects as they claim exorbitant compensation.”

For example on this road, a one Kasangwa rejected Shs89m compensation for quarter an acre, insisting he’s paid Shs1b. The road had to be diverted, causing more costs, Museveni explained.

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