He said that after the defeat of the Lords Resistance Army-LRA, Allied Democratic Forces ADF and the successful disarmament in Karamoja, which he classified as rural-based terrorism and banditry, the government is capable of wiping out masterminds of the new wave of urban terrorism activities like kidnaps and murder.
Delivering the 2018 State of the Nation Address in Kampala, Museveni said the economy is expected to grow by 5.8 percent this financial year, rising to seven percent in 2019/20 on account of improved tarmac road network, stable electricity and peace and security.
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga said that consideration of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, presented by MP Raphael Magyezi derailed parliament, because of the complexities involved and chaos that marred the ensuing debate.
The impromptu examination happened moments after the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola arrived at the Conference Center and received a Guard of Honor from the parade. It, however, came as a shock to both parade commanders and visitors.
MP John Baptist Nambetsye, the Manjia County MP, says they expect the president to reassure Ugandans on the state of security in the country. He says specifically the president should tell Ugandans how he intends to address the rampant kidnaps and murders in the country.
According to Godwin Opio, a journalist with local radio station Rainbow radio, FDCs Onega could have an edge because some votes for NRMs Hashim could get taken up by three NRM-leading independents Okumu-Ringa, Betty Pacutho and Opio Eighteen.