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President Museveni and daughter Natasha after the launch of the ferry

Uganda’s success is because of NRM’s ‘strategic thinking’ - Museveni

Museveni will today continue with his scientific campaigns in Jinja.
posted onDecember 4, 2020

President Yoweri Museveni has said Uganda has registered significant development since 1986 because of the strategic leadership of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), the party whose flag he is holding in the 2021 presidential race.

The president made the remarks while kicking off his scientific campaigns in Busoga sub-region where he met party flag bearers from Bugiri, Namayingo, Bugweri, Namutumba, Iganga and Kaliro.

He met the leaders after commissioning the MV Sigulu, Uganda’s largest passenger and cargo ferry on Lake Victoria, with a carrying capacity of 300 passengers.

Its launch, according to officials, will provide the communities of Lolwe and Sigulu easier access to social services such as education, hospitals, courts of law, etc. on the mainland.

According to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), the ferry will also provide a reliable means of transporting supplies such as medical supplies, agricultural inputs, raw materials, etc. to Buvuma Islands.

It will boost economic growth by providing faster means of transporting fish from the islands and linking them to markets outside of Islands, UNRA said, adding that it is expected to attract investors to the Islands due to improved transport.

It will also help in reducing water transport-related mortality rate as more people will be transported safely on the ferry instead of other risky means such as canoes.

The ferry will help boost the tourism sector of islands by providing fast and safe means of transportation of tourism

President Museveni, while meeting the party leaders at Iganga Municipal Primary School grounds in Iganga district, he told them that he was happy with the development the country has gone through in the last 34 years.

“As a former rebel and now as the leader of the people, I am seeing these areas developing. This place has developed from a former war zone to a developed area,” he said.

“Wherever I go, things are new. The other day I was in Bugisu commissioning the Mbale –Lwakhakha road where we had a fight with Amin people in 1973. All these developments show what commitment means.”

President Museveni told the party leaders that all these developments have been achieved because of wise decisions taken when the NRM took power in 1986.

He explained that the success story of the NRM party should be preached by the NRM leaders so as to guide Ugandans in making wise decisions during the forthcoming election.

“When you go to talk to people, tell them the success we have got is because of this strategic thinking,” he said.

Museveni will today continue with his scientific campaigns in Jinja.

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