By Cyprian Musoke and Darius Magara
President Yoweri Museveni has lashed out at government officials who delay investment projects, saying they are enemies of Ugandans.
Museveni who broke ground and laid the foundation stone for the belated start of the Naguru-Nakawa Housing Estate in Naguru Monday said so many years have been wasted before the project can kick-off.
President Museveni meets the Chief Transaction Advisor, George Brenan while some ministers look on. PHOTO/Abu Mwesigwa
“I am embarrassed to be here because we have wasted so much time-about six to eight years. I have heard the regimes gone through-the (Kahinda) Otafiire regime, (Tarsis) Kabwegyere regime, (former Local government PS Vincent) Ssekkono regime, now it is Adollf Mwesige regime.
“Why waste all this time? That’s why I am embarrassed and not celebrating-we should all be. Although it is better later than never, but why should we have such actors whom the bible says have eyes but cannot see, eras but cannot hear!”
“Their stomachs are their gods, and then use the ignorance of people cynically,” a vexed Museveni said.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with Prince Hassan Kimbugwe (left) who he praised for his hard work towards the project. PHOTO: Abu Mwesigwa
He said in the 1950’s the Banyankore used to drink unboiled milk straight from the cow but there was a movement of enlightenment that warned them of germs raw milk contained, which helped them get rid of many maladies.
“When you came to Nakawa you would find little bent houses here in the centre of Kampala! Then you find someone arguing that let those little houses stay there? It means knowingly or unknowingly that person is an enemy of Uganda because they are killing the opportunity of Ugandans,” he said.
Museveni launches Naguru housing estate project