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I Fought Despots, Says Museveni

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th February 2001 03:00 AM

Presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni has told the people of the new district of Yumbe that he fought all the past dictatorial regimes so that democracy is restored in the country.

By Isaac Kiyingi Presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni has told the people of the new district of Yumbe that he fought all the past dictatorial regimes so that democracy is restored in the country. Museveni, accompanied by his wife Janet, said this on Wednesday while addressing his supporters at Yumbe town council. "The Movement put in place a leadership answerable to people and that is why I am going around explaining to the population what has been done and what remains to be done on the Movement programme," a press release sent by press secretary Hope Kivengere said yesterday. Museveni also talked about education and said the number of children in primary schools in the West Nile region had risen from 94,000 in 1986 to 434,000 today. "After consolidating Universal Primary Education, the Government will work out plans for free secondary education," Museveni said. He said plans to tarmac the Karuma-Arua road had been finalised. Museveni also said plans on the River Nyagak electricity project were nearing completion. "When this project is completed, Arua and Nebbi will have constant electricity supply," Museveni said. He added that the Movement government had good policies that had reconciled Ugandans. The release added that it was the Movement which arranged the return and and resettle- ment of the people of West Nile who had gone in exile in Sudan and Congo. Ends

I Fought Despots, Says Museveni

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