“We shall defeat the people behind these killings,” says President Museveni

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KAMPALA, Uganda

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has said that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Government will defeat the murderers who are behind the senseless killings of Ugandans.

Mr Matia Kasaija,Uganda’s Finance Minister smiles today before presenting the Shs32.7 trillion budget at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The theme of the 2018/2019 budget is “industrialisation for job creation and shared.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

The President made the remarks today after the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Mr. Matia Kasaija had read 2018/2019 budget to the nation at the Kampala Serena Conference Centre.

Mr Matia Kasaija,Uganda’s Finance Minister displays his briefcase, a symbol for Uganda’s budget today before presenting the Shs32.7 trillion budget at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
The theme of the 2018/2019 budget is “industrialisation for job creation and shared.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
Finance Minister Matia Kasaija prepares for Budget Presentation 2018 by the Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija prepares for Budget Presentation 2018 by the Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija prepares for Budget Presentation 2018 by the Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Diplomats are seen during the Budget Presentation 2018 by the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

“I am sad, angry but confident that we shall defeat the people behind these killings. We have dealt with bigger threats before and we shall deal with these people too. Those that have been involved will be crushed,” he said.

The President, who was accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Museveni, also called upon the public to be vigilant and security conscious in their neighborhoods and report any suspicious activity to the Police and local council authorities.  He said that lack of vigilance has made the assassins escape easily after assassinating people.

Diplomats are seen during the Budget Presentation 2018 by the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

“In all these cases, there were clues before these people were killed. The assassins would come and watch the places where their victims would normally pass,” he revealed.

No more bail and bonds for Capital offenses,Museveni said this while facing the Chief Justice His lordship Justice Bart Kasturebe.This was shortly after Mr Matia Kasaija,Uganda’s Finance Minister had just delivered or read the Shs32.7 trillion budget at the Kampala Serena Hotel.The theme of the 2018/2019 budget is “industrialisation for job creation and shared.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

President Museveni further cautioned media houses about misleading reports on social media on security as well as those that attempt to portray the economy as a failing one.

Commenting on the Shs.32.7/= trillion-budget as read by Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Hon. Matia Kasaija, President Museveni said that Uganda was on the right track to development.

“It has been a long struggle because we did not have the basics for sustained growth and transformation but we now have surplus electricity, a factor that will bring in more investors,” he said.

No more bail and bonds for Capital offenses,Museveni said this while facing the Chief Justice His lordship Justice Bart Kasturebe.This was shortly after Mr Matia Kasaija,Uganda’s Finance Minister had just delivered or read the Shs32.7 trillion budget at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The theme of the 2018/2019 budget is “industrialisation for job creation and shared.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

He added that the government would ensure that the cost of transport for cargo and cost of money to borrow are lowered.  He called upon Members of Parliament to concentrate on getting the 68% of Ugandans from subsistence farming to the money economy.

Ugandan Members of Parliament follow the budget presentation by the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija: Photo By: Ronald Kabuubi Kmaupadates

He said from the Minister’s speech the debt ratio is at 38% and not at 50% mark that would cause worry.

The theme for the budget was ‘Industrialization for Job Creation and Shared Prosperity.’