WAKISO. President Museveni has criticised residents of Wakiso District for electing people that he said are ‘mad’.
Speaking in Wakiso on Tuesday, President Museveni said: “When we went into elections, you sent me mad people. You sent me my daughter (Rosemary Sseninde Wakiso Woman MP) and my young brother Prof [Gilbert] Bukenya, who I even made vice president but these days I hear he says things that he doesn’t understand.”
Daily Monitor could not get comment from Prof Bukenya as his personal assistant said he was out of the country.
The President was in Wakiso to launch the Youth Livelihood Fund. However, the launch did not take place due to irregularities, according to Mr Museveni.
“I will come back next month [October]. I will officiate on this ceremony when all beneficiaries have received their money. I also want a list of each of the beneficiary groups,” he said.
The President took the decision after some youth leaders claimed the money had been received yet others said intended beneficiaries had been left out.
Attempts by Youth minister Ronald Kibuule and Wakiso RDC Ian Kyeyune to assure Mr Museveni that the youth had received the money fell on deaf ears with the President insisting that “all irregularities be resolved before I can launch the fund”.
However, the Wakiso District chairman, Matiya Lwanga Bwanika appealed to the President to help the district set up an employment bureau, saying: “Youth are manipulated and taken to countries with promises of jobs. We need an employment bureau to assist them.”
Mr Joseph Sewava Mukasa, the NRM youth chairman, said he would combine efforts with government to fight all people who steal or misuse money meant for youth projects.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor