National Resistance Movement (NRM) leaders from Wakiso and Kampala districts have endorsed party president Yoweri Museveni as the sole candidate for the 2021 elections.
The call was made on Thursday duringawealth and job creation meeting between the President, NRM leaders and business community of the two districtsat Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.
They now join Karamoja NRM leaders as well as the party’s CEC and NRM Parliamentary Caucus to have Museveni as their sole candidate.
The President, who was also gifted with aKanzuand a spear to continue leading the country had earlier told the gathering that government is planning to install electronic tracking devices in vehicles and motorcycles to be able to identify them in case issues like accidents and crime arise.
He added that this was not going to invade anybody’s privacy but would help to follow up easily and combat crime, adding that nobody would destroy the peace of Uganda that the country has had for a very long time.
“Recently we had crimes arising from weevils in the Police who used to work with the criminals and which we found out. We are still trying to remove more weevils from the Police Force,” he said, according to a press statement from State House.
Turning to the issue of health, President Museveni informed the leaders that they should put emphasis on preventing diseases as opposed to looking for the cure. He advised them to encourage the people to engage in good health practices such as taking the available vaccines, like the Hepatitis vaccine, be clean, eat well, stop living promiscuous life and sleep under mosquito nets as well as preaching against early pregnancies to avoid complications.
He also tackled issue of increasing household incomes as well as manufacturing and setting up factories.
In a joint memorandum from Kampala and Wakiso districts that was presented by Engineer Andrew Kitata, of KCCA , President Museveni was thanked for starting up the ‘skilling the girl child” programme that was initiated in Kampala and is now being taken up in other districts.
The memorandum proposed that government projects aimed at increaseing household incomes be done at the parish level and be based on what people can do. The districts proposed the development of Artisan Parks to improvise work premises, churn out quality products and secure market opportunities for the youth groups. A request was made for Wakiso to become a City.