The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) presidential candidate President Yoweri Museveni has said that the opposition should appreciate the fact that NRM has done a tremendous job in transforming Uganda for the better.
Museveni says the opposition is only good at playing politics hence the reason they always talk negative about Uganda and the NRM government.
“I have come from Karamoja but I feel embarrassed on behalf of the opposition. I was in Moroto and opened a good hotel, commissioned the road from Soroti to Moroto and the internet linking Moroto to New York. I feel sorry people can be there talking but not appreciating facts.
You may say it is politics but politics without God is failure and God commands us to accept the truth. If you see people who can’t accept facts you feel sorry for them,” says Museveni.
Museveni’s comments came hours after he commissioned the Soroti Main Market which has 1,390 facilities, including stalls and retail stores, and is expected to create about 3,000 jobs for residents of Soroti, along the local trade and supply chain.
He continues to ask the NRM leaders to emphasize the need for people to work for both their pockets and stomachs to help improve the household incomes.
“In 1986, we collected only five billion shillings in taxes in the whole of Uganda but today we collected Shs2.1trillion. We are collecting taxes 4200 times more than in 1986. We now have more than two million jobs not in government or agriculture but in manufacturing, services and ICT. Right now, foreign companies are the biggest tax payers in the country,” he says.