Kadaga Grants Museveni Request to Address Parliament on State of Security
Museveni To Tell Parliament What He is Doing to End Insecurity
Speaker of Rebecca Kadaga has granted President Yoweri Museveni’s request for an opportunity to address parliament on the state of security in the country.
The request follows last week’s murder of then Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga and his brother and bodyguard Saidi Kongo Buga in Kawanda, Wakiso district.
Speaking at Kampala Serena Hotel after finance minister Matia Kasaija had read the 2018-19 national budget, Museveni noted that Ugandans’ concerns on the security situation in the country.
There has been a spate of kidnaps and killings in the country for months now.
In a televised address at the start of the week, security chiefs assured the nation the situation was not alarming.
But even then, Museveni is certain Ugandans are angry and scared over rising insecurity.
“For me, I am sad angry but I am confident that we are going to defeat these pigs. I know people are very angry, people are very sad and worried. For me I am sad, angry but confident that we are going to defeat these pigs,” said Museveni.
“We have dealt with pigs before and these are smaller pigs to deal with. You will see. All those involved will be exposed and crushed.”
Museveni also said he was aware of MPs’ calls for a statement on the matter.
“I heard MPs were calling for a ministerial statement; I hear there is an arrangement where the president could address parliament on a matter of national importance,” noted Museveni.
“I would propose that when I am ready, I come and give you an analysis on this situation and what we are doing about it.”
In response, Kadaga said:”The request to speak to parliament is welcome. We have been asking for it for the past two months.”
Museveni has since confirmed: “Next week, I will address the nation through Parliament on what we are doing to end this criminality.”