INFORMATION and national guidance Minister, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi has promised to continue negotiations with the government to have a public university in Rukungiri
By Caleb Bahikaho
INFORMATION and national guidance Minister, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi has promised to continue negotiations with the government to have a public university in Rukungiri since it is the wish of the people in Rukungiri.
Muhwezi said they have started negotiations with government to begin with a study centre in Rukungiri and later have an independent university in the district. He said they formed a committee chaired by the former privatization minister, Matthew Rukikaire to oversee the coming of the university.
“Now and again there has been a demand from the people of Rukungiri to have a public university here, we must put aside all other issues and focus on the university until we get it,” he said.
Muhwezi said this at Rukungiri Inn during a function celebrating his recent appointment as minister, organized by district leaders.
Muhwezi added that President Yoweri Museveni promised to have a study center of Mbarara University at Nyarushanje Technical Institute.
He vowed to reward President Museveni with 99% votes in the 2016 general elections.
“We shall do what it takes to make sure FDC is uprooted here and we go back to our 99% that we got in 1996 general elections. Hon. Roland Mugume of FDC is in his last term as MP for Rukungiri Municipality we shall get an NRM MP here as a reward to president for his love to the people of Rukungiri,” he said.
Muhwezi flanked by his daughter, Sandra Muhwezi and son Jim Jr thanked the people of Rukungiri for the warm welcome he was afforded.
He promised to organize a thanksgiving ceremony and invite President Museveni and Archbishop Stanley Ntagali.
“I was given a sensitive ministry because the President knows that I can keep the secrets of the country very well and guide the nation as well as other ministries,” he said.
The district chairperson, Charles Byabakama said Muhwezi was tested for many years and was found to be strong enough to do the work of NRM.
Muhwezi praised his wife Susan, whom he said has been on his side all the time and was the reason for his success.
He vowed to fight for press freedom.
Muhwezi promises public university in Rukungiri