President Cautions World Cup Fans On Terror

Thursday 12th June 2014

President Yoweri Museveni has cautioned World Cup fans to be alert as they enjoy football bearing in mind that the country is threatened by terror attacks from the Somalia based militant group Al Shabaab.

The President made the remarks last evening while addressing press at his country home Rwakitura.

He called on security organs to be vigilant and screen everyone watching so as to avoid events that occurred in 2010 where at least 74 people were killed in twin bombings at Kyadondo Rugby Club Kampala as they watched World Cup.

UBC TV Uganda has already acquired exclusive rights to broadcast FIFA World Cup 2014 which will be held Brasil courtesy of President Museveni.

At the same press briefing, President Museveni updated the media on the IGAD meeting held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on South Sudan saying, “'South Sudan will then go into elections. Whoever wins, we shall work with him”.

Relatedly, the President said Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s rumoured interest to contest in 2016 general elections is “a matter for our party to decide".

"Because of those rumours, MPs came up with that Kyankwanzi resolution you all know about. You must do everything at the right time. Do not serve supper at lunch time. There is a time for elections and that time has not come.”

Similarly, the President responded to questions regarding former vice President Prof Gilbert Bukenya who faces the NRM disciplinary committee for backing an opposition candidate in the recent Luweero by-elections.

“NRM Central Executive Committee will handle the matter of Hon. Gilbert Bukenya,” he said.

That aside, the President also advised the King of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru to turn to the track of freedom fighters who brought this freedom and restored cultural institutions.

"If my son the King of Tooro has decided to fast, it will help him guard his figure and remain fit.”

The Tooro King will begin a seven days fasting on Saturday June 14, 2014 protesting the formation of new kingdoms namely; - Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu in Kasese and Obudhingya Bwa Bamba in Bundibugyo which he claims have divided and weakened the power and supremacy of Tooro Kingdom.

According to the Kingdom’s Premier, Dr. Stephen Kaliba, the King is also protesting the delayed return of Kingdom properties.

In response, the President made it clear that he doesn’t keep titles for land or any other Kingdom assets citing the Buganda case where titles were simply brought to him to be handed over.

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