Speaking in Kotido town to NRM leaders, Museveni said it is appalling that some people move to various parts of the country to cause mayhem, noting that this must stop.
“The future of Uganda is very bright and that’s why we shall not tolerate confused people. They are playing with fire. People who have nothing to do for the country move from Kampala to Arua, Kitgum using our nice tarmacked roads to disturb us. Do you know how much sacrifice we made to achieve this,” a furious Museveni said on Thursday.
The President who was reacting to the protests in various parts of the country said following the strides Uganda has made in terms of infrastructural development it is foolhardy for some people to cause mayhem that in turn leads to destruction of property but more so loss of lives.
He insisted government will not just fold its hands and see events unfolding.
“They are playing with fire. In Genesis, Moses saw the bush burning and was not being consumed by fire but when he got near, he was told it was a holy ground. Uganda is a holy ground. The achievements of people of Uganda are from sacrifice and from a lot of working under very difficult circumstances. People who eat things which are ready don’t understand importance of those things. We have not come from very far to have anyone disorganize this country.”
President Museveni has insisted that government will not tolerate any form of hooliganism as exhibited in the sporadic protests that erupted after the arrest of National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine.