Museveni Advises Veterans to Embrace New Generation

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In short
Speaking during the NRA/NRM 31st anniversary celebrations in Masindi this afternoon, Museveni said although the veterans were directly involved in the liberation struggle, the new people welcomed the regime.

President, Yoweri Museveni has urged National Resistance Army veterans to embrace the new breed of leaders, saying they are also freedom fighters.

 
Speaking during the NRA/NRM 31st anniversary celebrations in Masindi this afternoon, Museveni said although the veterans were directly involved in the liberation struggle, the new people welcomed the regime.

 
 
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He also noted that not all the six million people who voted for him in the just concluded general elections were NRA veterans. Museveni's concerns stem from repeated complaints from the veterans, who accuse government of sidelining them in favor of the young generation.

Some of the old guards shield off any form of completion citing their role on the Liberation struggle.  For instance some of the veterans accuse government of decorating junior officers with medals leaving out those who were actively involved in liberation war. 

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.