President Museveni was on Friday in an ecstatic mood after the public capture of Kitgum Municipality MP Beatrice Anywar, formerly an opposition FDC stalwart.
Hon. Beatrice Anywar, invited president Museveni to her constituency where he broke ground for the construction of the Centenary Church Kitgum, St Janani Luwum Church and the Irene Gleeson Memorial Public Library and Youth Training Centre.
That Ms Anywar has been working in President Museveni’s ambit is a long held public secret after she contested as an independent in the 2016 elections and later acrimoniously voted yes to last year’s Constitutional Amendment that lifted the age cap to the sole advantage of of Mr Museveni in future presidential elections.
However Mr Museveni could not hide his joy on Friday after attending an event in Ms Anywar’s constituency and the two rode together in the President’s official vehicle.
The president also addressed a gathering at Boma Grounds.
The president congratulated Hon. Anywar for finally embracing the revolutionary message of the NRM after years of constantly bringing confusion among her people.
In his address, the president said that the issues that are being used to cause confusion are fundamentally valid but only the NRM has the practical and sustainable plan of resolving them.
Quality vs quantity of education, cattle compensation and salaries of public servants among other things are the issues.
He noted that while NRM has made tremendous progress, Government must continue to be organized in prioritization to achieve better results.
“Blatant lies have also been told against government and I urge wanainchi not to listen”, the president said.
He also noted that In the case of nodding disease, studies have shown that the syndrome is associated with river blindness. It is transmitted by the black fly which operates like the female anophelese mosquito in relation to malaria.
The president assured the gathering that Government will be carrying out a mass treatment twice a year in parts of Northern Uganda in the month of April and October and we shall hopefully have more districts declared free of nodding disease.
He noted however that the success of the treatment will entirely depend on community’s compliance as it must be administered at the same time.
The president said that people of Acholi took part in bringing peace to this country and a lot of them paid heavily during the LRA insurgence. He urged the public to resist detractors of the deliberate moves to consolidate these efforts.