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Museveni blasts devept saboteurs

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st November 2003 03:00 AM

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni (right) on Thursday blasted government servants and other elite for frustrating development programmes.

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni (right) on Thursday blasted government servants and other elite for frustrating development programmes.

By Alfred Wasike
and Nicholas Kajoba

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni (right) on Thursday blasted government servants and other elite for frustrating development programmes.

Drawing thunderous cheers of “No change” from local council officials and Movement mobilisers at Nakifuma, Mukono district, Museveni pledged to set up a judicial commission of inquiry to expose public servants who embezzle local government funds.

“The elite are frustrating my development programmes. After we captured power with the support of mainly illiterate peasants, we did not have trained personnel. So we used the elite we found here. But they have been a problem for us. They don’t want to implement my plans because they want to frustrate the Movement,” he said.

“They should have joined the mass movement to consolidate democracy. That should have been their contribution to our struggle since they did not come to the bush with us.
“Let them be warned that the Movement is very strong. It does not fade. We are watching them,” he told the audience that gathered to mark Mukono Movement Mobilisers Day.
He pledged sh20m to start a revolving fund for Movement mobilisers to borrow and invest into other high value products.

He urged them to take advantage of the government’s poverty eradication programmes.
“You as mobilisers should sensitise people on how to kulembeka (tap). The Movement brought ways to eliminate poverty but they require personal responsibility. Our people should be assisted to benefit from these programmes,” he said.

Museveni said the Government was in the forefront of assisting local governments fight poverty.

He said one of the Movement’s biggest achievements was that it had managed to open bigger markets abroad since the local market was small.
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Museveni blasts devept saboteurs

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