Museveni revealed that his party together with the MPs plans to provide enough money to the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) units so that people can be involved in small scale commercial farming as opposed to the 68% depending on subsistence farming.
“NRM plans to enhance industrialisation by subsidising power rates to encourage more factories to be set up and create jobs as well. For instance Textile and Coffee industry are enjoying the benefits of subsidised costs. At Bujagali dam, power is underutilised at 180mbyts during the day and 250 during the night.”
Secretary General of NRM, Kasule Lumumba thanked all especially senior lawyer Kabasi Peter and his fellow advocates and witnesses who participated in the election petition. She thanked Historicals, different groups of leagues, musicians, Inter religious Council and other groups.
A group of local artistes entertained the public with the Tubonge Naawe song; Chameleon, Ragga Dee, Nandujja Annet, Judith Babirye and Bebe Cool.
The NRM cake
NRM Woman MP Rosemary Seninde then gave out the cakes. First cake was given to President Museveni and his wife Janet by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. Thereafter Janet handled the second cake to the CEC committee.
The 3rd cake was given to Amudat district for high performance during elections seconded by Kibaale district followed by Karamoja district. Historicals particularly from NRM, Leagues in youth, women and people with disabilities and media fraternity received cakes.
During the Thanksgiving Service, David Bahati read the first reading from 1 kings, Fr. Simon Lokodo read second reading from Romans 13: 1-7 . Hatwib Katoto read the Quran rephrasing the Arabic statement into English as we ought to fear our God and respect our leaders. Bishop Buyondo Herbert, Senior Pastor at Victory Church Namugoona and Sheikh Ibrahim Ssali representing the Christian and Islamic faith prayed for the President’s family and work in the country.
Sheikh Muhammed Waiswa, Imam for Makerere Univeristy Business School led a prayer for the newly elected Members of Parliament and other leaders around the country. Ps Peterson Ssozi’s representative from Back to Church Ministries prayed for the youth, prosperity and political stability of this country. Pastor Mulunda Samson Kasumba was a Master of Ceremonies during the Thanksgiving Service.
Delighted supporters were given a meal and free transport back to their residents at the end of the day.