"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.
PRESIDENT ADDRESSES NATION ON STATE OF SECURITY
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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
.@KagutaMuseveni: In the early years of the NRM Govt, I visited areas of Busoga. One of the dance groups performed an Emandwa dance. The Basoga were calling it the Bacwezi dance. Emanda were spirit mediums worshiped and appealed to. #SecurityUg #VisionUpdates— New Vision UGANDA (@newvisionwire) June 20, 2018
3:04pm PRESIDENT BEGINS HIS ADDRESS
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.
2:49pm PRESIDENT ARRIVES AT PARLIAMENT
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.
Tomorrow, I will address Parliament and the country on the state of security. This follows my request to the Speaker during the reading of the National Budget to grant me time to do this. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/3Gh3SELw9j— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) June 19, 2018
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.