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Museveni commissions Kayunga-Kamuli ferry
Publish Date: Jun 17, 2014
Museveni commissions Kayunga-Kamuli ferry
President Museveni accompanied by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, her deputy Jacob Oulanyah and other officials
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By Vision Reporter

President Yoweri Museveni has directed the ministry of education to introduce a marine course at Namasagali University, a subsidiary of Busitema University.


The President noted that whereas Kenya and Tanzania have fully fledged marine training units, Uganda does not have one.
He said with improving water transport systems in Uganda, the country needs more people with the expertise to maintain the system.

Museveni was on Monday speaking at a rally shortly after commissioning a multibillion shilling ferry linking Kayunga to Kamuli districts at Mbulamuti in Kamuli district.

"Enkoko eshonda kyeramiire (a hen can only poke what it can swallow)," the President said referring to government’s policy of prioritizing projects saying development issues don't need excitement, propaganda and lies but need planning and prioritizing.

The President who was accompanied by the Speaker of Parliament who is also area Member of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, her deputy Jacob Oulanya various ministers and members of parliament described the new ferry as part of the fruits of the NRM government which they have consistently been voting into power.

"The bible says you reap what you sow. The people of Uganda have been voting NRM during elections. These are the fruits of NRM alongside the peace which is most vital and development," he said.

The President who took a ride on the ferry and addressed people in Kayunga before returning to Kamuli urged them to unite for development instead of fighting over petty issues. Referring to the rift created by the location of the ferry that was eventually settled by engineers in UNRA, the President said they decided to shift the initial location from Nabuganyi three kilometres upstream because of the rocks underneath the river and emphasized that all Ugandans can now use it without any problems.

The President said government work is not just to talk but it must plan and prioritize.

"Whoever says these things can be done once is a liar. During our bush war, Kayiira said he wanted to attack Kampala in two days and I said you go..he was hit. You need to plan," he said.

The President later commissioned 10 classroom blocks at St. Paul Senior Secondary School in Mbulamuti that was built by government and funded by the World Bank at a cost of over sh340m. He also commissioned Century Hotel owned by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga in Kamuli.

 

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