Museveni: My Rivals Lack Capacity to Cause Violence Top story

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Museveni who was addressing Uganda Peoples Defense Forces UPDF soldiers and hundreds of people at the 35th Tarehe Sita anniversary celebrations at Kololo Independence grounds, said government has capacity to keep peace.

Yoweri Museveni, the National Resistance Movement party, presidential candidate has boasted that his rivals don't have capacity to cause violence after the 18th February polls. 
 
According to Museveni, there is no need for the Ugandans to get scared of the threats being made by the opposition since nobody is going to disrupt peace in the country.
 
 
Museveni who was addressing Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers and hundreds of people at the 35th Tarehe Sita anniversary celebrations at Kololo Independence grounds, said government has capacity to keep peace.
 
 
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His statements came minutes after the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) General Katumba Wamala had also urged Ugandans to remain calm and peaceful as they go to polls, saying nobody should be intimidated not to exercise his or her right to vote. He called upon all Ugandans to respect the verdict of the vote.
 
 
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Speaking about the achievements of the UPDF and NRM, Museveni said the two had succeeded in liberating the country, causing minimum recovery of the economy and restoring peace.
 



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Museveni said in the 35 years of his leadership, the substance economy has not only been resurrected but expanded. He cited tea production, which he said has increased from 3million kilograms in 1986 to the current 60million kilograms.


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He added that they have now started the process of social, economic transformation by the introduction of education and immunisation for all. Tarehe Sita marks the birth of the National Resistance Army, which metamorphosed into the current UPDF. On February 6, 1981, 27 armed men and civilians attacked Kabamba barracks in a bid to liberate the country.
 
  
 

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.