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President Museveni's Address to Parliament on Oil in Uganda

President Museveni's Address to Parliament on Oil in Uganda

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Address made on February 12, 2012.
Address made on February 12, 2012.

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Address to Parliamentby
H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of UgandaOn Oil Parliament-10
th
February 2012
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H.E. the Vice President,Rt. Hon. Speaker,Rt. Hon. Prime Minister,Hon. Leader of the Opposition,Hon. Ministers,Hon. Members of Parliament,Ladies and GentlemenI greet all of you and I congratulate you all upon enteringthe New Year.On the 6
th
of February, while in Kasese during
Tarehe Sita
celebrations, I made two points:i.The NRM/NRA fought a resistance war and won itwithout a reliable source of arms; andii.The NRM inherited a Government with ruinedeconomy and without money but within a short timerepaired that economy.
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It may be those qualities of ability to build great thingswith scarce resources that moved the Alurs to give methe nickname of Jalukunga – the one who nurtures thingsto maturity. Even the Bakiga had given me the praisename of Ruhemba-Ogwenjura – the one who successfullymakes fire using wet firewood. This praise is not just forme as a person but for the whole NRM.During the phase of the armed struggle, we moved at amuch faster pace. We had a lot of problems – lack of arms, lack of food, lack of drugs, lack of clothes,indiscipline within the forces, etc., ─ but we solved thoseproblems systematically until we won victory in 1986. That phase of the resistance was building on thefoundation of the earlier phase of 1971-1979. The 1971-1979 phase was also building on the foundation of theearlier phases of the people’s struggles in Uganda suchas Kabalega and Mwanga resistances, Bataka Movement,
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