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Museveni’s Swearing in Ceremony to Cost shs 20billions, Gov’t

By Muriisa Robert On:9 May 2016

Government has set aside shs 20billions that will be used for the preparations of the swearing in ceremony for the Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the only president elect.

document 6071{Uganda's main opposition party Forum for Democratic change/FDC has maintained that President Museveni should not swear in since he never won the February 18 presidential elections.} According to Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesperson while appearing on a Kamwokya based local television he said that the money is not neither a grant nor a donation from any country but said it was obtained from government offers. He said that the money will be used to cater for transport, accommodation food and other necessities for the invited heads of state and other foreign dignitaries. document 6072{Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesperson.} “This money was not borrowed from anywhere for refund and it is government money set aside to organize for all the invited guests that will attended the swearing in ceremony at Kololo independence grounds,” The minister for presidency Frank Tumwebaze also while addressing the media at Uganda media center scoffed at the opposition Forum for democratic change who are planning a parallel swearing ceremony of Kizza Besigye saying that the organizers will be arrested. “No any other person is expected to swear in because the swearing ceremony takes place before the Chief Justice and is the one to handle one in Kololo as the Constitution states. “If Besigye won the election, why is it that the chief justice is going to be in Kololo ceremonial ground” said Tumwebaze. He added that the European Union cannot decide for Ugandans saying that it was the reason their report was not considered after the elections. “This country was built on the strongest foundation in terms of economy and security, therefore the EU can’t decide for Uganda”, he said. Tumwebaze said that the ruling National Resistance Movement government follows the constitution unlike the Forum for Democratic Change party which is engaged in illegal activities under the brand of defiance. {{By Robert Muriisa.}}

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