I’ll defeat pigs, parasites & traitors frustrating investors-Museveni

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President Museveni

Countrymen, Countrywomen, Bazukulu, investors and business people. Recently, the traitors of Africa and the criminals have become very worried about the fast pace of development of Uganda.

Having had to struggle against the primitive fascists, the likes of Kony and ADF, not to forget the cattle rustlers from whom we captured 40,000 rifles, we also had to rely on our own resources to build the base of the economy ( the infrastructure- roads, electricity etc).

Starting eight years ago, our old political allies, the Chinese, having greatly developed their country by a combination of policy measures but, of course, taking advantage of their huge country and population (1.3bn people in a land area of 3 million Sq. miles), started extending economic solidarity to Uganda.

We funded 15% of Karuma and Isimba while they brought the 85%. Earlier on, the World Bank and some western companies had helped to fund Bujagaali but using expensive money. As a consequence of these measures, Uganda has now got a bit of electricity and we are not going to relax. We shall build all the other dams: Ayago, Oryang, Kiba , Uhuru etc in addition to developing other power sources – geo- thermal, solar etc.

Most of the major roads are now done:

  • Busi-Malaba- to Busuunga in Bundibugyo and to Mpondwe in Kasese ;
  • Oraba – Koboko – to Bunagana – Cyanika in Kisoro (a distance of 995km) ;
  • Nimule- Musiingo on the Sudan border to Katuna- Mirama hill and Muroongo – Kikagate on the Rwanda and Tanzania borders.

We built the internet broad -band. The only infrastructure element we are yet to deal with is the railway and the water transport which will reduce the cost of transport.

Given our huge natural resources and the big African market which our movement, the NRM, has been working together with our Pan – Africanist elders and Comrades ( Mwalimu Nyerere , Mzee Moi, Mzee Mwinyi , Ndugu Mkapa, Mzee Kaunda etc), investors, especially the manufacturers are begining to flow in.

When I started the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) with Mzee Mulwana, we only had 80 members. The factories, today registered by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau are 4,737.

Only the other day, near Tororo , I commissioned the first phase of the Sukulu Industrial town which has an annual turnover (the value of the products from there per annum) of US $500 million . This will stop the imports of fertilizers of US$ 50million, steel products of US$ 403million etc and create 3,500 jobs after the final phase.

At Kapeeka recently, I commissioned the factories of ceramics, fruit processing etc. This has frightened the parasites and other pigs that do not appreciate value. These parasites, these pigs have been sending threatening letters and recorded messages to steal money from these investors or to even frighten them so that they run away.

I am sending this message to the investors to be calm. We shall expose and defeat these pigs, the parasites. Who is it that does not want Uganda to industrialize and why ? They claim to be politically motivated. What sort of politics is it that does not welcome the industrialization of Uganda and yet you claim to be concerned about the welfare of the masses? You are bogus and a charlatan and we have dealt with many in the last 60 years of struggle.

The investors be assured of the following:

(a) Any message sent on electronic gadgets can be traced. It is a matter of patience and equipment;

( b) Some of the messages were sent on Swedish and Australian numbers. Through Interpol, these are traceable;

(c) Within Uganda, we are putting in place equipment for smart and safe cities which will expose all these pigs;

(d) In the meantime, we shall deploy Police personnel on all the industrial parks and even in isolated factories; be vigilant and report to the Police anything suspicious.

Once our Smart and Safe City systems are in place, the security personnel will be withdrawn. We shall then, depend on remote monitoring. The actions of the pigs are shallow schemes; they will be defeated.

I thank you.

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