Museveni Blames Poverty on Alcoholism
- President, Yoweri Museveni has blamed the increasing poverty in the country on excessive alcohol consumption. He says local leaders in the country have failed to encourage Ugandans to work hard and left them to indulge themselves in alcohol consumption and gambling.
Museveni was speaking during the 55th independence celebrations held in Bushenyi yesterday. He also used the occasion to send a strong message to those opposed to the lifting of the presidential age limit and vowed to deal with them.
- He claimed some Ugandans have developed undemocratic tactics to push their ideas which is unacceptable.The president who didn’t speak directly about the controversial constitutional amendment bill, which seeks to scrap the presidential age limit, accused those claiming to be fighting for democratic values for being at the fore front of denying others the right to express themselves.