Museveni addresses nation Sunday amid Bobi Wine heat

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State House Uganda says President Kaguta Museveni will address the nation, Sunday, September 9, 2018.

The address will be live on television and delivered from State House Entebbe.

President Museveni has addressed the country at least six times since the August 13 Arua debacle.

The president who has just returned from a five-day visit of China is expected to address the nation again on several issues.

He is expected to talk about rising crime in towns, political indiscipline and corruption, among others.

There has also been a lot of heat coming from supporters of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

Museveni’s problem list

Saturday Monitor listed transition, debts, insecurity, economy, cost of living and jobs as some of the items making up Museveni’s problem list.

TRANSITION

The issue of transition from President Museveni to another leader has preoccupied the country for a long time, right from 1989 when the decision to extend the interim period of Museveni’s then new government was made.

The second time Museveni was expected by some of his then colleagues to leave power was in 1996 after a new Constitution had been promulgated in 1995.

Since his re-election in 1996, he made several promises to leave office and fairly often referred to leaving power and retiring to herding cattle at his rural farm in Rwakitura.

But Museveni continued in power, even the two term limit that had been set in the 1995 Constitution was removed in 2006, paving way for his continued stay.

More acrimony has since been brewed by the recent deletion from the Constitution of the 75-year age cap for presidential candidates, which many see as licence for President Museveni to run again in 2021, aged 77.

Additional reporting by Daily Monitor

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