April 15, 2024

President Museveni accuses northern Uganda, Karamoja leaders of cattle theft

H.E YK Museveni in Kitgum during Uganda’s 61st celebrations of her Independence

By Denish Ongora (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug)

Kitgum

President Museveni has accused some leaders of northern Uganda and Karamoja of having a hand in cattle theft.

During Uganda’s 61st Independence Day celebrations held in Kitgum district yesterday, president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said he met northern Uganda leaders at Baralegi state lodge, Otuke district where they made resolutions geared towards curbing cattle theft but they discovered that some leaders were involved in theft of animals from locals.

President accused the LCV chairman of Amudat Nangole Joseph Lopot one of the councilors of Agago district of being among people accused of theft of cattle.

4th division army Commander Brig. Gen. Michael Kabango said the councilor of Agago was conniving with soldiers to retain some of the cattle recovered from suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers.

3rd division army commander, Maj. Gen. Don William Nabassa said the LCV chairman of Amudat Nangole connived with his relatives to steal cattle belonging to locals.

When asked by the President whether they have arrested Nagole, Nabassa said they were still investigating allegations levied against him.

President Museveni noted that corruption was frustrating Uganda’s development and warned the culprits involved in mismanagement of public funds.

In the same meaating, Museveni also presented staff of Kira motors and one of the people who made a tri-cycle named Kiira Motors Electric Trike (3 in 1), that uses a generator that can be used for grinding groundnuts, pumping water in gardens among others.

He re-emphasized the need for Ugandans to embrace science and innovation to boost Uganda’s development.

President Museveni said Uganda will partner with other countries to support its development but not those that promote homosexuality.

Museveni noted that Africa is lagging behind in development due to lack of cooperation and trade barriers between countries on the continent.

He said Uganda gets 5.8 billion liters of milk but only 800 million liters are consumed as well as 5 million tons of maize but only 1 million ton is consumed.

He said the surplus produced by Uganda should be sold out to other African countries but this has been constrained by trade barriers.

Museveni said government will tarmac roads like; Puranga to  Acholi Bur, Kitgum to Namukora, installation of a bridge along Kungu-Masindi Port route, tarmacking of Soroti-Abalanga to Acanpii in Otuke district that connects to Patongo among others.