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Technocrats are frustrating service delivery - Museveni

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President Museveni hands over an envelope to Ms Kadaga during the

President Museveni hands over an envelope to Ms Kadaga during the Kagulu Hill Climbing Challenge in Buyende at the weekend. PHOTO BY OPIO SAM CALEB  

By OPIO SAM CALEB & ABUBAKER KIRUNDA

Posted  Tuesday, May 13  2014 at  01:00

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The President was surprised that despite contributing Shs100m towards the upgrading of Kagulu Hill last year, nothing has been done so far.

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Buyende- President Museveni has accused technocrats in government of frustrating his efforts of delivering services to the public.

Mr Museveni, who was on Saturday officiating at the second edition of the Kagulu Hill Climbing Challenge organised by Busoga Tourism Initiative (BTI), was not pleased that the site had not been improved since last year when he pledged Shs100 million towards upgrading it.

Mr Museveni, who braved a heavy downpour, advised that since lightning is common in high altitude places, lightning rods should be installed on the hill to secure the lives of climbers.
The President said he is aware of the infrastructural needs of Buyende and Kamuli districts and that he will ensure that most of them are fast tracked, with priority going to the tarmacking of the Kamuli-Bukungu road.

“We are aware of your genuine concerns and support but be assured that the road is on plan, the East Buyende, which is yet to get electricity, is also on course and these other roads will be made good Murrum ones,” he added.

Arguing that the enforcement structures of the Beach Management Units, Marine Police and Fisheries departments had escalated illegal fishing, Mr Museveni called on local leaders to engage fishermen on how best to tackle the problem.
Mr Museveni donated another Shs30 million towards the rehabilitation of Kagulu Hill.

Earlier, the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, had called on the government to assist BTI have a cable car installed on the hill to help tourists who visit the area.

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