Government committed to ensuring free and fair elections in 2021, says Museveni

Saturday November 16 2019

President Museveni (right) gestures during a

President Museveni (right) gestures during a meeting with the European Union delegation in Uganda led by the EU Ambassador to Uganda Attilio Pacific on November 16, 2019. PPU PHOTO 

By MONITOR TEAM

President Museveni said Saturday that government government is committed to ensuring free and fair elections ahead of 2021.
According to him, relevant government organs are handling the necessary reforms are needed ahead of the elections.

“On the political situation in the country ahead of 2021 elections, the government is committed to ensuring free and fair elections. Relevant government organs are handling the necessary reforms are needed ahead of the elections,” Mr Museveni tweeted on Saturday after meeting with the European Union delegation in Uganda led by the EU Ambassador to Uganda Attilio Pacific.

Mr Museveni also lauded the European Union countries for emphasising trade rather than aid when dealing with Uganda.
“This has seen our earnings from the European Union triple the EU aid to Uganda in the past few years. Trade is complimentary because each participating party benefits. I appeal to the EU envoys to attract more European companies to invest in Uganda and take advantage of the ready market here,” he added.

“About environment degradation, an issue the envoys raised, the government shares their concerns. A large population in agriculture means continuous attacks on wetlands, forests, water bodies etc. But steps are being taken to remove people from environmentally sensitive areas.”

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