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Museveni roadside phone call breaks internet

President Museveni addressing a curious crowd at Kyeirumba in Isingiro
President Museveni addressing a curious crowd at Kyeirumba in Isingiro. Photo/PPU

Kyeirumba, Isingiro

The internet is awash with photos of President Museveni making a phone call while seated comfortably on a highway under close watch of his security, who remained at a distance.

The incident happened in Kyeirumba village in Isingiro district  shortly after he attended the World Population Day commemoration in Isingiro district.

Shortly after his press team circulated the photos, social media exploded with memes of the ‘very urgent phone call’.

President Museveni gives a thumbs up to a passing motorist in Kyeirumba, Isingiro

Curious residents started gathering when they saw the President talking on phone while acknowledging cheers with his trademark thumbs up sign. He also directed his security not to block traffic while he made his call.

After his close to 30-minute he later talked to the residents who hailed him for tarmacking of the 74-Kilometer road that links Uganda to Tanzania through Kikagati in Isingiro district. The road was constructed at a cost of Sh178b.

They also urged him to engage solar distributors to reduce the cost of batteries which are now at Shs 400,000 and to power distributors to make electricity cheaper.

The President pledged to engage stakeholders on reducing the cost of power in the rural areas.

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