What Museveni said in state of security address

Jun 20, 2018

"We are going to acquire capacity to quickly locate the criminal without interfering with other social media users," says the President on crime and social media.


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3:09pm  Historical perspective

The President is giving a historical perspective of security on the land.

There is a conversation going on on Twitter. Use the hashtag #securityUG



3:07pm   Spiritual practices






The President takes to the podium to begin his address.

He says he wants to sensitise the MPs and the public about "defeating the challenges of insecurity".





3:00pm  Introduction

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga sets the ball rolling, with introductory remarks.

She says this special sitting of Parliament is in accordance with Section 101 (2) of the Uganda Constitution, which allows the President to address the nation every now and then, after consultations with the Speaker.



2:53pm   Anthems underway

The president has been led into the chambers.

Time for anthems now.

First, the Ugandan anthem. Next, the East African one.




President Yoweri Museveni has just arrived at Parliament.

He is quick on the stairs and soon, he is led into the parliamentary building. Inside, the legislators await his emergence into the chambers.


2:30pm   'Full, lively House'

Parliament is full ahead of the President's address.

Senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama has just tweeted this:



2:15pm   'No Police bond for murder suspects'

In an emphatic tone last Thursday, President Museveni went on to scrap bond and bail for suspected killers.

"Going forward, I do not want to hear about police bond for suspected murderers. The other thing is bail for suspected killers will not be accepted," he said, adding that he would tell the nation what his government is doing to "end this criminality".



2:10pm   'I am sad and angry'

The 2018/19 national budget presentation came only days after the burial of slain Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga - shot dead alongside his brother by unknown runaway assailants not far from his home in Kawanda, Wakiso district.

Museveni said he was "sad and angry" over the murder of the legislator and his sibling, but said he was "confident that we are going to defeat these pigs".




2:05pm   State of security

While making his delivery his speech at the national budget reading Thursday last week, President Museveni requested the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, to allow him time to address the nation on all matters security.

He got the nod.



1:58pm   Good afternoon!


A warm welcome to this live text commentary of an important event on a key national issue: security.

President Yoweri Museveni will be in Parliament this afternoon to address the nation on the state of security in the country.

We shall give you live updates of his delivery right here. Glad you are with us.

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