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Museveni Spills Kayihura Family Secrets

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has praised the father of the country’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura saying he was a great Pan Africanist.

The president made the remarks during a thanksgiving ceremony to celebrate the life of John Kale Kalekyezi at Isaaza Grounds in Kisoro Municipality.

Below is the president’s statement

Attended a thanksgiving organised by the Bafumbira and Kigezi communities to celebrate the life of John Kale Kalekyezi at Isaaza Grounds in Kisoro Municipality.

Kalekyezi was a great Ugandan Pan-Africanist who supported Africa’s anti-colonial movements. He is father of our Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura.

I am glad he left a great legacy and the community is setting up a science institute in his memory. I also thank Gen Kayihura for keeping his father’s legacy alive and celebrating him.

I thank the Bafumbira and Banyakigezi for supporting the NRM while it was fighting and even after it took power.

The NRM government has massively changed this area. Kisoro now has electricity and piped water. All roads to key border points here have been tarmacked; Mirama Hills, Bunagana, Katuna and Kyanika.

The only major road that needs tarmacking is that to Bwindi Impenetrable Park. We shall fix it once we get funds and continue supporting tourism.

The citizens, however, should follow our four-acre model to fight poverty. Use one acre for coffee or tea, another for apples since its cold here, the third for food crops and fourth for dairy animals or poultry.

I also urge families to desist from fragmenting their land. Own land jointly and only share the proceeds. Do not sub-divide your land.

Government will continue supporting factories and investors in this area to create employment, like we did with Garuga’s tea factory.

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