President Museveni

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President Museveni wrote : “We have come here to express our condolences to the people of Burundi and to the family of the late President Pierre Nkurunziza,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about President Museveni ) : “We had disagreements with WHO. Those WHO people also are not gods. They are like Museveni. They need help. They were saying somebody who is just passing, if he is tested here we own him. We said no. we don’t know him. Because he was not infected here. Initially, we were not sending them back. But we said no,” “You can’t come with the virus and you say I take you. You go back. I don’t want to be like Trump to fight WHO. But WHO should have some modesty. You should stop. We were able to turn back 1,067 foreigners. They were not residents. They had not yet entered when they tested positive,” External link

theCitizen Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

President Museveni explained : “Previously, the problem was from the returnees from abroad, from the drivers and from those who pass through the porous borders from the neighbouring countries. With the re-opening of the public transport and private cars, we are beginning to get cases of people who are positive but whose source of infection you cannot easily trace. We are entering a more dangerous phase,” External link

theCitizen Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “There are several people who don’t wear their masks properly and leave their nose and mouth uncovered. This makes masks useless. These incidences of noncompliance pose a risk to all Ugandans and may lead to further spread of the infection. Ugandans should know that if the disease escalates it may call for resumption of the restrictions to contain the disease spread and reduce death among the population,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “This is on account of elements that come through the porous borders,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The multiple entrances compounded with the convergence of people makes it difficult to track people in case of contact tracing. The National Task Force should direct the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade, and KCCA to engage with arcade owners to identify potential arcades to pilot prevention procedures,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “The public passenger transport & private cars in some of 33 border districts that do not have COVID -19UG and these are; Amudat, Bududa, Bukwo, Bundibugyo, Buvuma, Hoima, Isingiro, Kaabong, Kabale, Kalangala, Kanungu, Kasese, Kikuube, Kisoro, Kitgum, Koboko, Kween, Lamwo, Maracha, Mayuge, Moroto, Moyo, Namayingo, Namisindwa, Ntoroko, Ntungamo, Pakwach, Rubanda, Rubirizi, Rukiga, Rukungiri, Sironko, and Yumbe,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “The aim of the curfew was primarily to act as an enforcement tool to prevent high risk nocturnal activities/establishments like Bars, Nightclubs, etc., from conducting business and to deter crime under the cover of darkness,” “The start of the curfew at 7pm (just before darkness) and end at 6.30am (just at the beginning of daylight) was deliberate to deter crime. Pushing forward the curfew time from 7pm to 8pm, triggers delayed closure of other sectors like shops, supermarkets, public transport and gives opportunity of engaging in crime which strains law enforcement,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “People, walking to their homes is safer than the bodabodas spreading with passengers in the community,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Activities that promote convergence with non-feasible mitigations, can lead to occurrence of more clustered cases and eventually general community transmission. From the epidemiological point of view, the curfew acts as a measure to restrict activities that depend on convergence of people from taking place, hence reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19,” “The idea is to discourage gatherings in homes, hotels, restaurants, etc. Going home early and staying home the whole night is part of the prevention. It means less mixing. The curfew time is, therefore, strategic to reduce risk of spread and preempt crime,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Association ) : “The innovation of introducing the barrier is applauded. However, there is need to review the risks and provide further guidance through SOPs. The innovations will be reviewed by the MOH in consultation with the ministry for transport and the Boda Bodas Association. In the interim, they should continue with only the transportation of goods,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Commission ) : “With the politics, the Independent Electoral Commission, in consultation with the scientists, apparently, looked at three options, as far as the General and Local Government Elections that are due for early next year, are concerned,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “If there is no vaccine or clear treatment for this virus by the time of the elections, can the Conventional Elections of mass rallies, processions, etc., be safely held? Can and should the elections be postponed? Is there a hybrid that can be constitutionally used to hold the elections on time, but safely?” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “If you eliminate those and messages of the contestants are passed on through the radios, TVs, socio-media, etc., the gathering for the elections themselves, can be safely managed with hand-washing, social-distancing ( okweeha emyaanya leaving gaps of the necessary metres between voters in line a type of tonsemberera, otampika ),” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The issue of the embassy, we are discussing it,” “The good thing with all the controversies is that there is a part on Jerusalem which under the partition plan was in Israel. At least that is not part of the argument” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We currently have 679 positive cases of COVID-19. But these include people who were declared positive when they were not. This was done by a group of careless people at one of the labs at Makerere. This was quickly discovered and fresh tests done. Ministry of Health should clarify,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, June 12, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “On the issue of security in the region (East African region), Uganda is stable and nothing can disturb us here and we have actually been building a lot of capacity. When some people made a mistake of thinking that they could destabilize Uganda by crime and so on, they actually woke us up and enhanced our big potential. There is no way anybody can disturb our peace,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “However, within the population, there are those infected. They are mainly from Elegu, Amuria and Rakai. This means that the locals are not following guidelines and the local leaders are not vigilant. Let us be serious and defeat this small but dangerous enemy. Obulwade tebulina magulu ) the virus does not move on its own) , but is transported (by people),” External link

theCitizen Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We are paying a lot of money in interest because we are borrowing. This can be stopped if we pay taxes. There is a lot of collusion and people not paying taxes. This is corruption,” “The rentals; this is cheating. Someone has over 40 units and he is claiming that he is building new ones. We are saying that pay tax for the houses. That is why we have very low tax collection,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Apart from feeding us, these agricultural products end up by earning for us $2,005m (Shs7.5tn) representing approximately 49 per cent of total merchandise exports if we take the year 2019,” External link

dailymonitor Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “We are also going to process industrially each one of them to achieve the full spectrum benefits of each for the local, regional and international markets,” External link

dailymonitor Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Our farmers and processors, however, need to know that to sell internationally, we must have good quality milk and cheaper than the milk of New-Zealand, Ireland,” External link

dailymonitor Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "Parasites go to hell; I'm really tired of those people who don't care about the country but themselves. We can get the COVID-19 medicine before the Europeans get it if we get rid of the parasites within the country. They should go to hell" External link

allafrica Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Many of the parents don’t want schools to open,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Why should anybody buy transformers from outside when Uganda is making transformers and without consultation even. If there are some special reasons why you think you should not honor the Government policy of Buy Uganda Build Uganda, why don’t you consult? I am here, the Ministers there, why do you go quietly? Go to hell. We are going to sort it out with all these crooks. We are going to build our country the way we fought the war. If anybody cannot be with us, go to hell. I will not tolerate that nonsense,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

President Museveni says : “I cannot understand No.3 (559 billion for the forest and resilience landscape project) unless it focuses on building an electric fence on the boundaries of the National parks. I will not approve unless it concentrates on that,” External link

independent-UG Monday, June 8, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

President Museveni says : “Intergovernmental fiscal transfers, what is that? If that money is there, let us then use it to handle the issue of institutional houses for teachers in government schools and health workers in government hospitals,” External link

independent-UG Monday, June 8, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

President Museveni recalled : “My answer was: ‘remove Ayago from the list.’ Let Ayago, when possible, be done by the private sector provided the cost of that electricity is US Cents 5. In spite of this clear guidance, to the extent of removing Ayago from the borrowing list with its 840 megawatts (four times the size of Jinja), some officials in the Ministry of Finance, continued to go behind our back and borrow for Kampala-Mpigi expressway etc,’” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : “When I heard, therefore, of the Jinja-Kampala Expressway, my question was: ‘How about the railway?’ This was because, earlier, I had been told that we could not borrow for the railway because the debt: GDP ratio would breach the 50% level that we have set as a no-go area. We cannot borrow for the railway, but we have already borrowed for the Mpigi Expressway and we are about to borrow for Kampala-Jinja expressway, I was told. How did this come about? Was I not supposed to clear these loans as Head of Government? When did I clear the loan for Mpigi expressway?’” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “I have received your letter of the 7 th of May, 2020, on the proposal to borrow $229.47m from Africa Development Bank (ADB) and the $105m from the French Agency for Jinja-Kampala Expressway,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said ( about China Communications ) : “immediately, I started hearing murmurings that that will not be allowed to happen. Why? It seems some elements had already been paid to move with the other formula (of borrowing –ED). The other group (China Railway N0. 17) wrote to me confirming that they can do the job; a delegation of theirs came from China, they were given an appointment to come and meet me, but, last minute, they were intimated and had to leave the country. I waited in vain. I have evidence of all this. I also have preliminary information about the whole corruption. I have also involved the IGG in this treachery” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni told ( about China Communications ) : “I therefore, decided that we cannot accept this corruption. If the suspected corrupt elements scare away China Railway N0. 17, then my decision is that I will not accept the companies which were being fronted by the groups the IGG is now investigating. The European Union and ADB Funding that is ready for the project should be used by other companies that are not part of this cloud of corruption,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni told : “The French Ambassador, the other day, brought to me some groups that they say can do the work,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “I have been informed that the contract of the current Executive Director is due to expire,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : "Our correct policy on the private sector, the corruption and obstruction of many of our public servants notwithstanding, has also attracted a total of 5,200 factories. These are producing: cement, steel bars, soap, mattresses, Mabaati, sugar, cooking oil, rubber tyres, textiles, beverages, beers, etc., that bring in a total of US$2.09billion. This sector is ready for even a qualitative change by starting manufacturing buses, mini-buses, pick-ups, small cars, bicycles" External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

President Museveni recalled ( about Warren Buffett ) : “The son of Mr. Warren Buffet, whom they claim to be the 2nd richest man in the World, came to visit me at Kisozi. I asked him how many cattle his father had,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The target crops are coffee, cotton, tea, palm oil and other oil seeds, cassava, maize, cocoa and dairy, beef, and fish production,” “All these efforts will be much easier when our Government scientists are paid well. They will be able to contribute to the economy without being distracted of having to survive when it comes to the basics of life,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We have a lot of Agriculture products for food security and for commerce in form of bananas, maize, beans, Irish potatoes, cassava, coffee, tea, cotton, cocoa, milk, beef, fish, poultry, eggs, flowers etc,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “For the last few months of this crisis of the virus (COVID-19) by March 2020, we had only two factories known as Saraya East Africa limited and Luweero industries making sanitizers. We now have 107 factories. So, in the lockdown, factories are expanding,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "Distance learning must be done. The only thing that is being discussed now is how," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : "Radios are simpler, you can give each house its radio, but the problem with a radio is that you hear but you don't see, with TV it's like you are in a classroom, you hear and see," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : "Children from the same village, if they have sickness it would have already shown up," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : "The truck drivers will be tested and monitored. There is, therefore, no need for panic because we are testing and tracking those they have come in contact with," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : "We have lost $1.6 billion from tourism and there is nothing we can do about that... " External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “In Burundi, you are only fighting for political posts but you are killing the economy which is the base of the country’s development,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “We therefore ask the two fighting sides to find a political solution to this situation, because they are killing their own opportunities. Investors will shun their country; even those who are there will run away,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Distance learning must be done. The only thing that is being discussed now is how,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : “Radios are simpler, you can give each house its radio, but the problem with a radio is that you hear but you don’t see, with TV it’s like you are in a classroom, you hear and see,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : “Children from the same village, if they have sickness it would have already shown up,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : “Passengers of public transport along with the driver and conductor must always wear masks,” External link

redpepper Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “For schoolchildren the numbers are so many that we don’t have enough machines to test them all every two weeks as would be required, esp to identify the asymptomatic, ” External link

redpepper Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Tao Zhang ) : “I cannot borrow money to import more so the Shs 1 trillion of that loan from IMF has been put in Uganda Development Bank (UDB) for us to enhance our capacity to produce more. This is what I told the IMF boss Tao Zhang in Washington DC,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “We have the capacity to produce many things here because most of the raw materials are here. People in the west have bananas (embiire) we can use to produce alcohol. This same alcohol that has been killing you is the same we are using to produce the sanitizer which is now helping us fight coronavirus. So from killing you to now saving you. This is the kind of production we can enhance,” “I appeal to local businessmen to use this opportunity to borrow this money from UDB and set up more plants to produce more here. This money is yours,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : "We are going to make it mandatory for everybody who is not in his/her house to wear a cloth face mask covering all the time; the mouth and the nose," External link

BBCMonitoring Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “I am happy to commission this factory because it is responding to our call to build local capacity through investing in Uganda and helping to fight the COVID war,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Tao Zhang ) : “I cannot borrow money to import more so the Shs1trillion of that loan from IMF has been put in Uganda Development Bank (UDB) for us to enhance our capacity to produce more. This is what I told the IMF boss Tao Zhang in Washington DC,” External link

statehouse-ug Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "If it is still there, it will be madness to continue. I don't think it will be wise to go on" External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "People who want to run against me are not arrested. Tumukunde went beyond that. You never heard Ssebaana Kizito (RIP) being arrested, Maama Miria (Obote) being arrested. [Kawanga] Ssemwongerere, we don't agree politically but his politics doesn't mix with subversion. It is those who hide under politics to do subversion. We have facts... It is because they mix subversion with politics," "Recently this man [Kyadondo East MP Robert] Kyagulanyi also came up that he wants to be president. The reason as to why some of these are arrested is because they are always trying to mix politics and subversion as I said. But Tumukunde's case is before the court and I can't comment much about it," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "I am fit for the election. But more importantly, I am fit for myself... We had to come to the politics because the political leaders had failed in 1966. Have we finished the programme of NRM? If the programme is not yet finished, why are you worried about all of us contributing to finish it?" External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

President Museveni observed : “It will be sorted out. For us, we have no problem at all with Rwanda or any African country” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, May 25, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “This water, we have the problem of encroachers, people who cultivate on the shores of the lake and banks of the river. Please get off those points. NEMA is coming to chase you off because you will bring us problems. With the rains, the levels have risen to 13.21m. This is the second-highest level since 1964 May, when the lake went up to 13.41,” External link

ChimpsReport Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “India was part of the African continent but it drifted and collided with the Asian continent and created a big wrinkle…We were colonized together by some groups of people who came from Europe but we woke up and got out of their rule. We also fought together against the Japanese in Burma…The Indians are the also the ones who stopped the western expansion of the Japanese at the famous battle of Kohima,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We met as leaders but also as elders to discuss some matters of national importance,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “We may not solve this in one day, but we must agree on the way forward without cheap politics of deceiving people, just facts. We shall look after displaced people and support them but this cannot be a way of life,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, May 22, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “When public transport resumes, certain border districts will not be allowed for now because if you allow public transport, people can easily come from the neighbouring countries and then jump onto our public transport systems and you find somebody is already in Kampala and that will create a very big problem for us. Now those border districts are 40,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “One of the elements of the services sector, will continue to be shut down e.g. tourism because of the ban on international travel,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “With malaria, we can treat large numbers at the same time. With corona, we cannot. Even quarantining. Can you quarantine 100,000 people in one area? With the 15 million learners, our solution was dispersal. Fortunately, we had our 7,304,100 million homesteads to disperse them to and we acted in time when the virus had not spread. We dispersed the learners into the 7 million homes because we were reasonably sure that the learners would not infect their families and vice-versa because, at that time, the virus had not spread to the population. Are you sure of the health status of the 2 million Ugandans in the diaspora that live in such highly infected countries? These are the issues we need to study seriously and not engage in shallow propagandizing,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Opening up is tied to the masks. And the masks will be ready in two weeks, starting May 19,” External link

eyalama Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “This mask must be worn all the time when you are in public. Whether you are sneezing, talking or coughing. Since many people raised the issue that they cannot afford these masks, the governmentt has decided to provide these masks to all Ugandans 6 years and above,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The new policy, this one of not allowing drivers (COVID-19 positive drivers) to enter has already seen 14 Tanzanians, 16 Kenyans, 1 Rwandan, 1 Burundian and 3 Eritrean drivers being turned back yesterday (Sunday) at the difference border points,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “We shall allow regulated opening of public transport means like minibuses, taxis provided they carry only half of their normal capacity, However, the public transport will resume after you get the masks and the masks will take two weeks to be ready,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “We shall allow regulated opening of public transport means like minibuses, taxis provided they carry only half of their normal capacity, However, the public transport will resume after you get the masks and the masks will take two weeks to be ready,” External link

redpepper Monday, May 18, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

President Museveni affirmed : “For the scholars, only finalists (P7, S4, S6, Undergraduate, postgraduate) will be allowed to resume and sit for their exams. The rest of the classes have to wait. It’s better to be safe at home,” External link

redpepper Monday, May 18, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Ugandans caught by the pandemic abroad. If all our people came back in panic, how will we manage them? You have seen how much trouble lorry drivers are giving us. I cannot accept cargo planes being used to transport passengers” External link

redpepper Monday, May 18, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

President Museveni wrote ( about Rt Hon ) : "The Rt Hon Speaker, as you are aware, in September 2004, I directed the transfer of NSSF from Ministry of Gender to the Ministry of Planning. The main reason for this is that the Ministry of Planning is the specialised government agency to oversee the management of such large funds. The ministry also has capacity to review NSSF decisions and ensure that they are sound business-wise and free of corruption. I re-affirm my earlier decision on this matter," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

President Museveni wrote : "Are MPs the purchasing officers of the State of Uganda? My decision, therefore, by copy of this letter, I am requesting the Auditor General to audit this aspect, where the MPs became the 'purchasing' officers of the State and see whether their efforts were legal. I ask him to conclude it in four weeks so that we do not have to wait indefinitely," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We are going to make it mandatory for everybody who is not in his/her house to wear a cloth face mask covering, all the time, the mouth and the nose,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "It is clear... the remaining sources of the disease are the truck drivers within Uganda and the region," External link

theCitizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

President Museveni argued ( about President Museveni ) : “Both In logic and law, it cannot be correct that the head of government, the president, through the ministers responsible, submits a plan for expenditure to parliament and, then, Parliament reshuffles the priorities and creates its own against the plan of the president,” “Yes, Parliament May approve or disapprove. That is in order. In that case, the President will discuss with the MPs, hear one another’s logic and agree to a way forward. However for Parliament to unilaterally reshuffle the priorities of the government, it means that there is no need to have the president and the executive branch of government” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

President Museveni argued ( about President Museveni ) : “Both In logic and law, it cannot be correct that the head of government, the president, through the ministers responsible, submits a plan for expenditure to parliament and, then, Parliament reshuffles the priorities and creates its own against the plan of the president,” “Yes, Parliament May approve or disapprove. That is in order. In that case, the President will discuss with the MPs, hear one another’s logic and agree to a way forward. However for parliament to unilaterally reshuffle the priorities of the government, it means that there is no need to have the president and the executive branch of government” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "India will supply us with the hydroxychloroquine as well as the raw-materials to make it here," External link

allafrica Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Everything you have been importing, except for petroleum products, now make it here. The $7 billion you have been using to import, keep it here. Turn misfortune into an opportunity,” External link

dailymonitor Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “India will supply us with the hydroxychloroquine as well as the raw-materials to make it here,” External link

EastAfrican Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Within the country, the problem (COVID-19) is not showing. But the truck drivers from the neighbouring states in the region. If we stop the trucks, how shall we survive? We banned the movement of people because some are just carrying rumours,” External link

redpepper Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “People seem not to understand the value of the masks; these are not a decoration. We don’t want you to be seen with the mask hanging around your neck. Put the mask over your mouth and nose all the time as long as you are in public. Even when you are speaking, leave the mask on because if you remove and speak, you are infecting the air and also the hands you are fidgeting with while removing the mask can bring the infection,” External link

independent-UG Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Ugandans need to know that it is suicidal to agitate for the banning of Lorries for now. Let us first work on the rail and water transport. Moreover, what needs to be done is for the grand-daughters to keep away from these drivers. They (drivers) will also be told to only stop in certain areas,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, May 8, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “The idea of constituency task-force can be discussed because sometimes the districts are too big to deal with such issues. We will have to discuss this idea with the other MPs, where the MP is the Chairperson and the accounting officer is the sub-county chief,” “I totally agree with what has been pointed out and I am aware that when the lock-down was announced, students and other people from the constituency invaded MPs’ homes because they wanted help with many things and so the MPs need the support, which should be institionalized. I welcome this proposal of the constituency task force,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Many of our dormitories are overcrowded. Many schools are day schools. Let the school children stay at home. Even if they miss a term or a year, it is better than to hear they had a problem because we were impatient. Big gatherings, no,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : "this means that we have somehow tamed the virus although we cannot say we have eliminated it" External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : "The findings so far show that something is wrong somewhere," External link

BBCMonitoring Monday, May 4, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “I say it is suicidal because, if we stop cargo, how will our coffee (and cotton, tea, cotton, milk, cement from the factories and food) move?” External link

redpepper Monday, May 4, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “The Summit did not happen because a number of countries—three specifically—were not able to connect with the rest of us and all members have to be available for the virtual meeting to take place,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, May 2, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “If we are to defeat this enemy, we need to ensure that through our regional economic communities we are able to communicate, work together and able to deal with cross-border issues because unless we fight together, we will lose together,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, May 2, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

President Museveni wrote : “I had a long discussion on the phone with H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E. Paul Kagame regarding truck drivers. President Kenyatta and President Kagame agreed that we can have a common plan for truck drivers,” “I also talked to H.E John Magufuli on a slightly different subject” External link

theCitizen Saturday, May 2, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The Summit did not happen because a number of countries—three specifically—were not able to connect with the rest of us and all members have to be available for the virtual meeting to take place,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “If we are to defeat this enemy, we need to ensure that through our regional economic communities we are able to communicate, work together and able to deal with cross-border issues because unless we fight together, we will lose together,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

President Museveni wrote : “I had a long discussion on the phone with H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E. Paul Kagame regarding truck drivers. President Kenyatta and President Kagame agreed that we can have a common plan for truck drivers,” “I also talked to H.E John Magufuli on a slightly different subject” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We May require you to wear masks,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, May 1, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “I spoke with the Prime Minister of India, he is going to send some of those tablets but also send us raw materials to make our own hydroxychloroquine,” “Even the vaccines, the injectables not only for human beings but also for livestock (veterinary), we are going to make them here” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, May 1, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Even if you have spent the money wrongly, you will pay it back because you have a salary. Those who have given it to the Taskforce, we can appeal to Ugandans to forgive you. The bad thing is to spend it on yourself. It’s terrible and unacceptable.,” “For those who spend the money, what did you buy? What procedures did you follow? Did you follow PPDA rules? There is also the problem of distributing food. How? Didn’t you contribute to the spread of the virus? What structure were you using? Aren’t you interfering with regulation of controlling the disease? The political leaders should be examples” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “I’m very thankful with Ugandans; they have responded but the UGX20 million by the MPs that caused confusion. It is bad planning but secondly, there were also legal and constitutional issues involved,” External link

redpepper Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The Shs 20m for Parliament caused confusion and controversy. It’s bad planning. That’s not a good way. There are legal and constitutional issues I’ve been discussing with the speaker,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni recalled : “I told the speaker that you have entered yourselves in a trap. You must get out. Don’t spend that money on yourselves as an allowance etc,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Even if you have spent the money wrongly, you will pay it back because you have a salary. Those who have given it to the Taskforce, we can appeal to Ugandans to forgive you. The bad thing is to spend it on yourself. It’s terrible and unacceptable.,” “For those who spend the money, what did you buy? What procedures did you follow? Did you follow PPDA rules? There is also the problem of distributing food. How? Didn’t you contribute to spread of the virus? What structure were you using? Aren’t you interfering with regulation of controlling the disease? The political leaders should be examples. In Jinja people stopped me but I couldn’t stop. I don’t want to stop and someone gets an infection because of me” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Clerk ) : “Go and give the money to the Chief Administrative Officers (CAO). Accounting officers are known. It’s the PS, Town Clerk and Gombolola Chief. Take the money there. It will limit the damage,” “I heard some MPs bought things. You are not a purchasing officer of the state. I have been here at State House for 34 years. I’ve never bought even a toilet roll” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We need to solve this problem of the truck drivers. There is an idea of testing the driver and he waits for the results before he comes into the country,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

President Museveni clarified : “When somebody dies of COVID19, don’t try to bring the body back. Let the person be buried where they died. Let nobody try to bring a dead body of COVID from neighbouring countries,” External link

redpepper Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We had said they (bodabodas) should stop at 2(pm) but when we analysed we said why 2 (pm)?” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 20, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “That is why the idea had come that they stop at 2:00pm but we thought 2:00pm was too early. Now we have decided that no, 2:00pm is too early, let it be 5pm so that you have enough time to go back home and be indoors for the 7 o’clock curfew,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 20, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “If you say they stay there (at the border), that will interfere with the business. We want the economy to continue because if the economy collapses, you have a lot of problems. Where will you have the money to solve things, to even support health so that the economy should move. So, move but move without the disease spreading. Instead of saying you stay here until the results come back, let him go because you know where he is,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 20, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “That’s why I would like to use this occasion to call on the other sectors especially the politicians and the bureacrats to really support my long standing appeal to pay the scientists well,” “I really don’t like the idea of people who are not scientists getting salary increase before the scientists. Let our scientists first be paid well, the others will come later,” External link

ChimpsReport Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : ”If, however, the couples intending to marry are really in a hurry, they could go for a purely scientific wedding, only involving the core stakeholders who are: the bride-groom, the bride, the best-man, the assistant to the bride (matron), the Priest (or the CAO), etc., as long as the number is less than 10 people,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Therefore, all the measures previously announced will stay in place for another 21 days. These additional 21 days, will definitely help us to defeat this virus decisively, or if not defeated totally, to prepare better as to how to cope with it,” External link

redpepper Friday, April 17, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We are not going to pay loans for them because we don’t have that type of money, but I cannot support that the banks confiscate their property,” External link

redpepper Friday, April 17, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “There should be a way of stretching our time. When business resumes, the banks should not count this time when there was no work” External link

redpepper Friday, April 17, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The late Justice Ntabgoba was among the incorruptible judges in the country who executed his duties putting the country at first in all what he did as other judges need to learn from him he has left a legacy as he has been known everywhere,” External link

redpepper Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Uganda Ugandan ) : “On the issue of the truck crews the driver and two others they will be tested at the border but they do not have to wait for the test results,” “They can continue with their journey and the outcome of the test will be communicated to them later and further management will follow as is necessary. Within the country, the truck drivers, whether transiting or destined to Uganda, will only stop at designated points in the country and nowhere else. The crews of the cargo planes that fly into the country will be accommodated in designated hotels” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

President Museveni warned : “The corrupt and Police personnel that in exchange for bribery allow strangers to enter Uganda illegally; security is going to strengthen the counter intelligence efforts to eliminate corruption in our forces and anybody found guilty will face the charge of murder or attempted murder because you are allowing people who could bring a disease which could kill Ugandans,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

President Museveni ordered : “These truck drivers are not supposed to go wherever they want. They should only go to designated points and they should be monitored to ensure they don’t demean,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “With the infiltrations from the neighbouring countries, we are relying on two elements: the LC Is and the village members who should not allow their villages to be polluted with this disease by allowing strangers to hide among them and the corrupt immigration and police personnel that, in exchange for bribery, allow strangers to enter Uganda illegally,” “Security is going to strengthen the counter-intelligence efforts to eliminate corruption in our forces and anybody found guilty will face the charge of murder or attempted murder. It will not be nice for them” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Therefore, all the measures previously announced will stay in place for another 21 days. These additional 21 days, will definitely help us to defeat this virus decisively, or if not defeated totally, to prepare better as to how to cope with it,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “So far Uganda has tested 5,664 people with 54 confirmed positive, 7 recoveries and no registered death/ fatalities. 4,015 were returnees from abroad, 1,232 were contacts of returnees. 402 were people who got worried and volunteered to get tested,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “The lock-down is starting tomorrow (Wednesday), April 15, 2020 up to the May 5 2020. This is in order to give ourselves more time to study the situation for a longer period,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We plan to increase it more to 1500 in a few days,” External link

ChimpsReport Sunday, April 12, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “I saw a video of so many people on the Northern bypass walking and running around that, they are exercising,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “I call upon our rich people to contribute new vehicles so long as they are 4-wheel drive. I won’t accept the second hand. Even after this problem is over, this can be the fleet used by the Ministry of Health, ” External link

redpepper Saturday, April 11, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “The best thing is just to lie low for a limited period,” External link

independent-UG Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "The Ministry of Health has given a list of some equipment they have. They have like 10 per cent of what is required. But they are working on getting the rest. I am also working with our scientists and factories to produce much of it here. We have the factories. Our scientists are going to give them specifications," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT



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Miria Matembe explained ( about President Museveni ) : “President Museveni is a liar. He has lied and lied. We feel embarrassed to have a whole President who tells lies. He (Museveni) said that when COVID-19 is still here by June or July, anybody who talks about election will be mad. I told people he is lying. He wants other people not to prepare and he comes out with his elections and proceeds with them. And this is what has happened,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, July 10, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Don Wanyama said ( about President Museveni ) : "It will be on the advice of experts. There will be some periodic reviews but on the advice of the scientists. There is a national taskforce on Covid-19, so whenever they meet, they review all those directives and advise the President ," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Janet Museveni said ( about President Museveni ) : “After taking into consideration all the views, we resolved that the time was not yet right to have learners go back to their institutions of learning; not even yet for candidate classes as we had earlier thought. It was based on this guidance that Cabinet advised the President to maintain the closure of institutions of learning for another month as he (President) communicated to the nation,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, July 3, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Rogers Mulindwa said ( about President Museveni ) : "Those people are called to serve the nation. There is nothing to do with the (NRM) party. Even Ms Kanyike whether she belongs to another party, she is a Ugandan. This is not the first time the President is picking Opposition people to serve in this government," External link

allafrica Monday, June 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about President Museveni ) : “We had disagreements with WHO. Those WHO people also are not gods. They are like Museveni. They need help. They were saying somebody who is just passing, if he is tested here we own him. We said no. we don’t know him. Because he was not infected here. Initially, we were not sending them back. But we said no,” “You can’t come with the virus and you say I take you. You go back. I don’t want to be like Trump to fight WHO. But WHO should have some modesty. You should stop. We were able to turn back 1,067 foreigners. They were not residents. They had not yet entered when they tested positive,” External link

theCitizen Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Bobi Wine said ( about President Museveni ) : “I have said it before and I will say it again, that on behalf of the millions of oppressed and exploited people, I will be challenging Museveni in an election that is envisaged by the law,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Rogers Mulindwa said ( about President Museveni ) : “If it’s true that President Museveni was consulted, he wasn’t consulted as the chairman of NRM but as the CEO of the country because elections or no elections, he remains the president who should know about something so pertinent like that, before it happens,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Stella Nyanzi said ( about President Museveni ) : “It is very disappointing that there are opposition members who are not aiming at overthrowing dictator Museveni. They are not willing to put in the work required to overhaul the status quo and reclaim power from the NRM. They do not see that the opposition should grab power from the dictatorship,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, June 12, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Stella Nyanzi said ( about President Museveni ) : “I know that my mentor knows that on his own, he cannot overthrow… Museveni. I know he believes in the strength of uniting with other diehard opposition factions such as the People Power movement,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Betty Amongi told ( about President Museveni ) : "We will make a report to the President and he will give a directive on the matter," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

President Museveni argued ( about President Museveni ) : “Both In logic and law, it cannot be correct that the head of government, the president, through the ministers responsible, submits a plan for expenditure to parliament and, then, Parliament reshuffles the priorities and creates its own against the plan of the president,” “Yes, Parliament May approve or disapprove. That is in order. In that case, the President will discuss with the MPs, hear one another’s logic and agree to a way forward. However for Parliament to unilaterally reshuffle the priorities of the government, it means that there is no need to have the president and the executive branch of government” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

President Museveni argued ( about President Museveni ) : “Both In logic and law, it cannot be correct that the head of government, the president, through the ministers responsible, submits a plan for expenditure to parliament and, then, Parliament reshuffles the priorities and creates its own against the plan of the president,” “Yes, Parliament May approve or disapprove. That is in order. In that case, the President will discuss with the MPs, hear one another’s logic and agree to a way forward. However for parliament to unilaterally reshuffle the priorities of the government, it means that there is no need to have the president and the executive branch of government” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Richard Karemire said ( about President Museveni ) : “We are not yet out of danger, the enemy is still with us. We are going to continue enforcing these measures as issued by the President,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Мэри Джеймс said ( about President Museveni ) : "How do you open wholesale shops and leave retail shops? The president was not direct but by opening wholesale businesses, he also meant retail. Where are those buying from wholesalers taking goods to? It is common sense the President allowed us also to open," External link

BBCMonitoring Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Katumba Wamala said ( about President Museveni ) : “However, with further guidance from H.E Gen Y.K Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda, the drivers on transit cargo have been ALLOWED to have two drivers,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, May 4, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Pius Bigirimana said ( about President Museveni ) : “We have to follow Mzee’s (Museveni) example,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Louis Kasekende said ( about President Museveni ) : “As you already know, my contract as Deputy Governor of Bank of Uganda came to an end on January 14, 2020. I express my profound gratitude to the appointing authority, H.E President Museveni, for according me the opportunity to represent the country in various continental and international assignments,” External link

redpepper Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Don Wanyama said ( about President Museveni ) : “Please be informed that His Excellency the President will address the country tomorrow (Tuesday) at midday to guide on issues Covid-19,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 13, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Don Wanyama said ( about President Museveni ) : “For clarity, the current lockdown ends tomorrow (Tuesday) midnight,” “It’s therefore advisable that you wait till the President makes an official announcement on the way forward before you move out and perhaps get restraining orders from LDUs” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 13, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Don Wanyama said ( about President Museveni ) : “For clarity, the current lockdown ends tomorrow (Tuesday) midnight,” “It’s therefore advisable that you wait till the President makes an official announcement on the way forward before you move out and perhaps get restraining orders from LDUs” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 13, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

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President Museveni wrote : “We have come here to express our condolences to the people of Burundi and to the family of the late President Pierre Nkurunziza,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about President Museveni ) : “We had disagreements with WHO. Those WHO people also are not gods. They are like Museveni. They need help. They were saying somebody who is just passing, if he is tested here we own him. We said no. we don’t know him. Because he was not infected here. Initially, we were not sending them back. But we said no,” “You can’t come with the virus and you say I take you. You go back. I don’t want to be like Trump to fight WHO. But WHO should have some modesty. You should stop. We were able to turn back 1,067 foreigners. They were not residents. They had not yet entered when they tested positive,” External link

theCitizen Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

President Museveni explained : “Previously, the problem was from the returnees from abroad, from the drivers and from those who pass through the porous borders from the neighbouring countries. With the re-opening of the public transport and private cars, we are beginning to get cases of people who are positive but whose source of infection you cannot easily trace. We are entering a more dangerous phase,” External link

theCitizen Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “There are several people who don’t wear their masks properly and leave their nose and mouth uncovered. This makes masks useless. These incidences of noncompliance pose a risk to all Ugandans and may lead to further spread of the infection. Ugandans should know that if the disease escalates it may call for resumption of the restrictions to contain the disease spread and reduce death among the population,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “This is on account of elements that come through the porous borders,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The multiple entrances compounded with the convergence of people makes it difficult to track people in case of contact tracing. The National Task Force should direct the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade, and KCCA to engage with arcade owners to identify potential arcades to pilot prevention procedures,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “The public passenger transport & private cars in some of 33 border districts that do not have COVID -19UG and these are; Amudat, Bududa, Bukwo, Bundibugyo, Buvuma, Hoima, Isingiro, Kaabong, Kabale, Kalangala, Kanungu, Kasese, Kikuube, Kisoro, Kitgum, Koboko, Kween, Lamwo, Maracha, Mayuge, Moroto, Moyo, Namayingo, Namisindwa, Ntoroko, Ntungamo, Pakwach, Rubanda, Rubirizi, Rukiga, Rukungiri, Sironko, and Yumbe,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “The aim of the curfew was primarily to act as an enforcement tool to prevent high risk nocturnal activities/establishments like Bars, Nightclubs, etc., from conducting business and to deter crime under the cover of darkness,” “The start of the curfew at 7pm (just before darkness) and end at 6.30am (just at the beginning of daylight) was deliberate to deter crime. Pushing forward the curfew time from 7pm to 8pm, triggers delayed closure of other sectors like shops, supermarkets, public transport and gives opportunity of engaging in crime which strains law enforcement,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “People, walking to their homes is safer than the bodabodas spreading with passengers in the community,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Activities that promote convergence with non-feasible mitigations, can lead to occurrence of more clustered cases and eventually general community transmission. From the epidemiological point of view, the curfew acts as a measure to restrict activities that depend on convergence of people from taking place, hence reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19,” “The idea is to discourage gatherings in homes, hotels, restaurants, etc. Going home early and staying home the whole night is part of the prevention. It means less mixing. The curfew time is, therefore, strategic to reduce risk of spread and preempt crime,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Association ) : “The innovation of introducing the barrier is applauded. However, there is need to review the risks and provide further guidance through SOPs. The innovations will be reviewed by the MOH in consultation with the ministry for transport and the Boda Bodas Association. In the interim, they should continue with only the transportation of goods,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Commission ) : “With the politics, the Independent Electoral Commission, in consultation with the scientists, apparently, looked at three options, as far as the General and Local Government Elections that are due for early next year, are concerned,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “If there is no vaccine or clear treatment for this virus by the time of the elections, can the Conventional Elections of mass rallies, processions, etc., be safely held? Can and should the elections be postponed? Is there a hybrid that can be constitutionally used to hold the elections on time, but safely?” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “If you eliminate those and messages of the contestants are passed on through the radios, TVs, socio-media, etc., the gathering for the elections themselves, can be safely managed with hand-washing, social-distancing ( okweeha emyaanya leaving gaps of the necessary metres between voters in line a type of tonsemberera, otampika ),” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The issue of the embassy, we are discussing it,” “The good thing with all the controversies is that there is a part on Jerusalem which under the partition plan was in Israel. At least that is not part of the argument” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We currently have 679 positive cases of COVID-19. But these include people who were declared positive when they were not. This was done by a group of careless people at one of the labs at Makerere. This was quickly discovered and fresh tests done. Ministry of Health should clarify,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, June 12, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “On the issue of security in the region (East African region), Uganda is stable and nothing can disturb us here and we have actually been building a lot of capacity. When some people made a mistake of thinking that they could destabilize Uganda by crime and so on, they actually woke us up and enhanced our big potential. There is no way anybody can disturb our peace,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “However, within the population, there are those infected. They are mainly from Elegu, Amuria and Rakai. This means that the locals are not following guidelines and the local leaders are not vigilant. Let us be serious and defeat this small but dangerous enemy. Obulwade tebulina magulu ) the virus does not move on its own) , but is transported (by people),” External link

theCitizen Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We are paying a lot of money in interest because we are borrowing. This can be stopped if we pay taxes. There is a lot of collusion and people not paying taxes. This is corruption,” “The rentals; this is cheating. Someone has over 40 units and he is claiming that he is building new ones. We are saying that pay tax for the houses. That is why we have very low tax collection,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Apart from feeding us, these agricultural products end up by earning for us $2,005m (Shs7.5tn) representing approximately 49 per cent of total merchandise exports if we take the year 2019,” External link

dailymonitor Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “We are also going to process industrially each one of them to achieve the full spectrum benefits of each for the local, regional and international markets,” External link

dailymonitor Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Our farmers and processors, however, need to know that to sell internationally, we must have good quality milk and cheaper than the milk of New-Zealand, Ireland,” External link

dailymonitor Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "Parasites go to hell; I'm really tired of those people who don't care about the country but themselves. We can get the COVID-19 medicine before the Europeans get it if we get rid of the parasites within the country. They should go to hell" External link

allafrica Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Many of the parents don’t want schools to open,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Why should anybody buy transformers from outside when Uganda is making transformers and without consultation even. If there are some special reasons why you think you should not honor the Government policy of Buy Uganda Build Uganda, why don’t you consult? I am here, the Ministers there, why do you go quietly? Go to hell. We are going to sort it out with all these crooks. We are going to build our country the way we fought the war. If anybody cannot be with us, go to hell. I will not tolerate that nonsense,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

President Museveni says : “I cannot understand No.3 (559 billion for the forest and resilience landscape project) unless it focuses on building an electric fence on the boundaries of the National parks. I will not approve unless it concentrates on that,” External link

independent-UG Monday, June 8, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

President Museveni says : “Intergovernmental fiscal transfers, what is that? If that money is there, let us then use it to handle the issue of institutional houses for teachers in government schools and health workers in government hospitals,” External link

independent-UG Monday, June 8, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

President Museveni recalled : “My answer was: ‘remove Ayago from the list.’ Let Ayago, when possible, be done by the private sector provided the cost of that electricity is US Cents 5. In spite of this clear guidance, to the extent of removing Ayago from the borrowing list with its 840 megawatts (four times the size of Jinja), some officials in the Ministry of Finance, continued to go behind our back and borrow for Kampala-Mpigi expressway etc,’” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : “When I heard, therefore, of the Jinja-Kampala Expressway, my question was: ‘How about the railway?’ This was because, earlier, I had been told that we could not borrow for the railway because the debt: GDP ratio would breach the 50% level that we have set as a no-go area. We cannot borrow for the railway, but we have already borrowed for the Mpigi Expressway and we are about to borrow for Kampala-Jinja expressway, I was told. How did this come about? Was I not supposed to clear these loans as Head of Government? When did I clear the loan for Mpigi expressway?’” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “I have received your letter of the 7 th of May, 2020, on the proposal to borrow $229.47m from Africa Development Bank (ADB) and the $105m from the French Agency for Jinja-Kampala Expressway,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said ( about China Communications ) : “immediately, I started hearing murmurings that that will not be allowed to happen. Why? It seems some elements had already been paid to move with the other formula (of borrowing –ED). The other group (China Railway N0. 17) wrote to me confirming that they can do the job; a delegation of theirs came from China, they were given an appointment to come and meet me, but, last minute, they were intimated and had to leave the country. I waited in vain. I have evidence of all this. I also have preliminary information about the whole corruption. I have also involved the IGG in this treachery” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni told ( about China Communications ) : “I therefore, decided that we cannot accept this corruption. If the suspected corrupt elements scare away China Railway N0. 17, then my decision is that I will not accept the companies which were being fronted by the groups the IGG is now investigating. The European Union and ADB Funding that is ready for the project should be used by other companies that are not part of this cloud of corruption,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni told : “The French Ambassador, the other day, brought to me some groups that they say can do the work,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 8, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “I have been informed that the contract of the current Executive Director is due to expire,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : "Our correct policy on the private sector, the corruption and obstruction of many of our public servants notwithstanding, has also attracted a total of 5,200 factories. These are producing: cement, steel bars, soap, mattresses, Mabaati, sugar, cooking oil, rubber tyres, textiles, beverages, beers, etc., that bring in a total of US$2.09billion. This sector is ready for even a qualitative change by starting manufacturing buses, mini-buses, pick-ups, small cars, bicycles" External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

President Museveni recalled ( about Warren Buffett ) : “The son of Mr. Warren Buffet, whom they claim to be the 2nd richest man in the World, came to visit me at Kisozi. I asked him how many cattle his father had,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The target crops are coffee, cotton, tea, palm oil and other oil seeds, cassava, maize, cocoa and dairy, beef, and fish production,” “All these efforts will be much easier when our Government scientists are paid well. They will be able to contribute to the economy without being distracted of having to survive when it comes to the basics of life,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We have a lot of Agriculture products for food security and for commerce in form of bananas, maize, beans, Irish potatoes, cassava, coffee, tea, cotton, cocoa, milk, beef, fish, poultry, eggs, flowers etc,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “For the last few months of this crisis of the virus (COVID-19) by March 2020, we had only two factories known as Saraya East Africa limited and Luweero industries making sanitizers. We now have 107 factories. So, in the lockdown, factories are expanding,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "Distance learning must be done. The only thing that is being discussed now is how," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : "Radios are simpler, you can give each house its radio, but the problem with a radio is that you hear but you don't see, with TV it's like you are in a classroom, you hear and see," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : "Children from the same village, if they have sickness it would have already shown up," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : "The truck drivers will be tested and monitored. There is, therefore, no need for panic because we are testing and tracking those they have come in contact with," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : "We have lost $1.6 billion from tourism and there is nothing we can do about that... " External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “In Burundi, you are only fighting for political posts but you are killing the economy which is the base of the country’s development,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “We therefore ask the two fighting sides to find a political solution to this situation, because they are killing their own opportunities. Investors will shun their country; even those who are there will run away,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Distance learning must be done. The only thing that is being discussed now is how,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : “Radios are simpler, you can give each house its radio, but the problem with a radio is that you hear but you don’t see, with TV it’s like you are in a classroom, you hear and see,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : “Children from the same village, if they have sickness it would have already shown up,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : “Passengers of public transport along with the driver and conductor must always wear masks,” External link

redpepper Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “For schoolchildren the numbers are so many that we don’t have enough machines to test them all every two weeks as would be required, esp to identify the asymptomatic, ” External link

redpepper Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Tao Zhang ) : “I cannot borrow money to import more so the Shs 1 trillion of that loan from IMF has been put in Uganda Development Bank (UDB) for us to enhance our capacity to produce more. This is what I told the IMF boss Tao Zhang in Washington DC,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “We have the capacity to produce many things here because most of the raw materials are here. People in the west have bananas (embiire) we can use to produce alcohol. This same alcohol that has been killing you is the same we are using to produce the sanitizer which is now helping us fight coronavirus. So from killing you to now saving you. This is the kind of production we can enhance,” “I appeal to local businessmen to use this opportunity to borrow this money from UDB and set up more plants to produce more here. This money is yours,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : "We are going to make it mandatory for everybody who is not in his/her house to wear a cloth face mask covering all the time; the mouth and the nose," External link

BBCMonitoring Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “I am happy to commission this factory because it is responding to our call to build local capacity through investing in Uganda and helping to fight the COVID war,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Tao Zhang ) : “I cannot borrow money to import more so the Shs1trillion of that loan from IMF has been put in Uganda Development Bank (UDB) for us to enhance our capacity to produce more. This is what I told the IMF boss Tao Zhang in Washington DC,” External link

statehouse-ug Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "If it is still there, it will be madness to continue. I don't think it will be wise to go on" External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "People who want to run against me are not arrested. Tumukunde went beyond that. You never heard Ssebaana Kizito (RIP) being arrested, Maama Miria (Obote) being arrested. [Kawanga] Ssemwongerere, we don't agree politically but his politics doesn't mix with subversion. It is those who hide under politics to do subversion. We have facts... It is because they mix subversion with politics," "Recently this man [Kyadondo East MP Robert] Kyagulanyi also came up that he wants to be president. The reason as to why some of these are arrested is because they are always trying to mix politics and subversion as I said. But Tumukunde's case is before the court and I can't comment much about it," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "I am fit for the election. But more importantly, I am fit for myself... We had to come to the politics because the political leaders had failed in 1966. Have we finished the programme of NRM? If the programme is not yet finished, why are you worried about all of us contributing to finish it?" External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

President Museveni observed : “It will be sorted out. For us, we have no problem at all with Rwanda or any African country” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, May 25, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “This water, we have the problem of encroachers, people who cultivate on the shores of the lake and banks of the river. Please get off those points. NEMA is coming to chase you off because you will bring us problems. With the rains, the levels have risen to 13.21m. This is the second-highest level since 1964 May, when the lake went up to 13.41,” External link

ChimpsReport Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “India was part of the African continent but it drifted and collided with the Asian continent and created a big wrinkle…We were colonized together by some groups of people who came from Europe but we woke up and got out of their rule. We also fought together against the Japanese in Burma…The Indians are the also the ones who stopped the western expansion of the Japanese at the famous battle of Kohima,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We met as leaders but also as elders to discuss some matters of national importance,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “We may not solve this in one day, but we must agree on the way forward without cheap politics of deceiving people, just facts. We shall look after displaced people and support them but this cannot be a way of life,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, May 22, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “When public transport resumes, certain border districts will not be allowed for now because if you allow public transport, people can easily come from the neighbouring countries and then jump onto our public transport systems and you find somebody is already in Kampala and that will create a very big problem for us. Now those border districts are 40,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “One of the elements of the services sector, will continue to be shut down e.g. tourism because of the ban on international travel,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “With malaria, we can treat large numbers at the same time. With corona, we cannot. Even quarantining. Can you quarantine 100,000 people in one area? With the 15 million learners, our solution was dispersal. Fortunately, we had our 7,304,100 million homesteads to disperse them to and we acted in time when the virus had not spread. We dispersed the learners into the 7 million homes because we were reasonably sure that the learners would not infect their families and vice-versa because, at that time, the virus had not spread to the population. Are you sure of the health status of the 2 million Ugandans in the diaspora that live in such highly infected countries? These are the issues we need to study seriously and not engage in shallow propagandizing,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Opening up is tied to the masks. And the masks will be ready in two weeks, starting May 19,” External link

eyalama Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “This mask must be worn all the time when you are in public. Whether you are sneezing, talking or coughing. Since many people raised the issue that they cannot afford these masks, the governmentt has decided to provide these masks to all Ugandans 6 years and above,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The new policy, this one of not allowing drivers (COVID-19 positive drivers) to enter has already seen 14 Tanzanians, 16 Kenyans, 1 Rwandan, 1 Burundian and 3 Eritrean drivers being turned back yesterday (Sunday) at the difference border points,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “We shall allow regulated opening of public transport means like minibuses, taxis provided they carry only half of their normal capacity, However, the public transport will resume after you get the masks and the masks will take two weeks to be ready,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “We shall allow regulated opening of public transport means like minibuses, taxis provided they carry only half of their normal capacity, However, the public transport will resume after you get the masks and the masks will take two weeks to be ready,” External link

redpepper Monday, May 18, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

President Museveni affirmed : “For the scholars, only finalists (P7, S4, S6, Undergraduate, postgraduate) will be allowed to resume and sit for their exams. The rest of the classes have to wait. It’s better to be safe at home,” External link

redpepper Monday, May 18, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Ugandans caught by the pandemic abroad. If all our people came back in panic, how will we manage them? You have seen how much trouble lorry drivers are giving us. I cannot accept cargo planes being used to transport passengers” External link

redpepper Monday, May 18, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

President Museveni wrote ( about Rt Hon ) : "The Rt Hon Speaker, as you are aware, in September 2004, I directed the transfer of NSSF from Ministry of Gender to the Ministry of Planning. The main reason for this is that the Ministry of Planning is the specialised government agency to oversee the management of such large funds. The ministry also has capacity to review NSSF decisions and ensure that they are sound business-wise and free of corruption. I re-affirm my earlier decision on this matter," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

President Museveni wrote : "Are MPs the purchasing officers of the State of Uganda? My decision, therefore, by copy of this letter, I am requesting the Auditor General to audit this aspect, where the MPs became the 'purchasing' officers of the State and see whether their efforts were legal. I ask him to conclude it in four weeks so that we do not have to wait indefinitely," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We are going to make it mandatory for everybody who is not in his/her house to wear a cloth face mask covering, all the time, the mouth and the nose,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "It is clear... the remaining sources of the disease are the truck drivers within Uganda and the region," External link

theCitizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

President Museveni argued ( about President Museveni ) : “Both In logic and law, it cannot be correct that the head of government, the president, through the ministers responsible, submits a plan for expenditure to parliament and, then, Parliament reshuffles the priorities and creates its own against the plan of the president,” “Yes, Parliament May approve or disapprove. That is in order. In that case, the President will discuss with the MPs, hear one another’s logic and agree to a way forward. However for Parliament to unilaterally reshuffle the priorities of the government, it means that there is no need to have the president and the executive branch of government” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

President Museveni argued ( about President Museveni ) : “Both In logic and law, it cannot be correct that the head of government, the president, through the ministers responsible, submits a plan for expenditure to parliament and, then, Parliament reshuffles the priorities and creates its own against the plan of the president,” “Yes, Parliament May approve or disapprove. That is in order. In that case, the President will discuss with the MPs, hear one another’s logic and agree to a way forward. However for parliament to unilaterally reshuffle the priorities of the government, it means that there is no need to have the president and the executive branch of government” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "India will supply us with the hydroxychloroquine as well as the raw-materials to make it here," External link

allafrica Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Everything you have been importing, except for petroleum products, now make it here. The $7 billion you have been using to import, keep it here. Turn misfortune into an opportunity,” External link

dailymonitor Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “India will supply us with the hydroxychloroquine as well as the raw-materials to make it here,” External link

EastAfrican Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Within the country, the problem (COVID-19) is not showing. But the truck drivers from the neighbouring states in the region. If we stop the trucks, how shall we survive? We banned the movement of people because some are just carrying rumours,” External link

redpepper Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “People seem not to understand the value of the masks; these are not a decoration. We don’t want you to be seen with the mask hanging around your neck. Put the mask over your mouth and nose all the time as long as you are in public. Even when you are speaking, leave the mask on because if you remove and speak, you are infecting the air and also the hands you are fidgeting with while removing the mask can bring the infection,” External link

independent-UG Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Ugandans need to know that it is suicidal to agitate for the banning of Lorries for now. Let us first work on the rail and water transport. Moreover, what needs to be done is for the grand-daughters to keep away from these drivers. They (drivers) will also be told to only stop in certain areas,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, May 8, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “The idea of constituency task-force can be discussed because sometimes the districts are too big to deal with such issues. We will have to discuss this idea with the other MPs, where the MP is the Chairperson and the accounting officer is the sub-county chief,” “I totally agree with what has been pointed out and I am aware that when the lock-down was announced, students and other people from the constituency invaded MPs’ homes because they wanted help with many things and so the MPs need the support, which should be institionalized. I welcome this proposal of the constituency task force,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Many of our dormitories are overcrowded. Many schools are day schools. Let the school children stay at home. Even if they miss a term or a year, it is better than to hear they had a problem because we were impatient. Big gatherings, no,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

President Museveni added : "this means that we have somehow tamed the virus although we cannot say we have eliminated it" External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : "The findings so far show that something is wrong somewhere," External link

BBCMonitoring Monday, May 4, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “I say it is suicidal because, if we stop cargo, how will our coffee (and cotton, tea, cotton, milk, cement from the factories and food) move?” External link

redpepper Monday, May 4, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “The Summit did not happen because a number of countries—three specifically—were not able to connect with the rest of us and all members have to be available for the virtual meeting to take place,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, May 2, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “If we are to defeat this enemy, we need to ensure that through our regional economic communities we are able to communicate, work together and able to deal with cross-border issues because unless we fight together, we will lose together,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, May 2, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

President Museveni wrote : “I had a long discussion on the phone with H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E. Paul Kagame regarding truck drivers. President Kenyatta and President Kagame agreed that we can have a common plan for truck drivers,” “I also talked to H.E John Magufuli on a slightly different subject” External link

theCitizen Saturday, May 2, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The Summit did not happen because a number of countries—three specifically—were not able to connect with the rest of us and all members have to be available for the virtual meeting to take place,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “If we are to defeat this enemy, we need to ensure that through our regional economic communities we are able to communicate, work together and able to deal with cross-border issues because unless we fight together, we will lose together,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

President Museveni wrote : “I had a long discussion on the phone with H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E. Paul Kagame regarding truck drivers. President Kenyatta and President Kagame agreed that we can have a common plan for truck drivers,” “I also talked to H.E John Magufuli on a slightly different subject” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We May require you to wear masks,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, May 1, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “I spoke with the Prime Minister of India, he is going to send some of those tablets but also send us raw materials to make our own hydroxychloroquine,” “Even the vaccines, the injectables not only for human beings but also for livestock (veterinary), we are going to make them here” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, May 1, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Even if you have spent the money wrongly, you will pay it back because you have a salary. Those who have given it to the Taskforce, we can appeal to Ugandans to forgive you. The bad thing is to spend it on yourself. It’s terrible and unacceptable.,” “For those who spend the money, what did you buy? What procedures did you follow? Did you follow PPDA rules? There is also the problem of distributing food. How? Didn’t you contribute to the spread of the virus? What structure were you using? Aren’t you interfering with regulation of controlling the disease? The political leaders should be examples” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “I’m very thankful with Ugandans; they have responded but the UGX20 million by the MPs that caused confusion. It is bad planning but secondly, there were also legal and constitutional issues involved,” External link

redpepper Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The Shs 20m for Parliament caused confusion and controversy. It’s bad planning. That’s not a good way. There are legal and constitutional issues I’ve been discussing with the speaker,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni recalled : “I told the speaker that you have entered yourselves in a trap. You must get out. Don’t spend that money on yourselves as an allowance etc,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Even if you have spent the money wrongly, you will pay it back because you have a salary. Those who have given it to the Taskforce, we can appeal to Ugandans to forgive you. The bad thing is to spend it on yourself. It’s terrible and unacceptable.,” “For those who spend the money, what did you buy? What procedures did you follow? Did you follow PPDA rules? There is also the problem of distributing food. How? Didn’t you contribute to spread of the virus? What structure were you using? Aren’t you interfering with regulation of controlling the disease? The political leaders should be examples. In Jinja people stopped me but I couldn’t stop. I don’t want to stop and someone gets an infection because of me” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Clerk ) : “Go and give the money to the Chief Administrative Officers (CAO). Accounting officers are known. It’s the PS, Town Clerk and Gombolola Chief. Take the money there. It will limit the damage,” “I heard some MPs bought things. You are not a purchasing officer of the state. I have been here at State House for 34 years. I’ve never bought even a toilet roll” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We need to solve this problem of the truck drivers. There is an idea of testing the driver and he waits for the results before he comes into the country,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

President Museveni clarified : “When somebody dies of COVID19, don’t try to bring the body back. Let the person be buried where they died. Let nobody try to bring a dead body of COVID from neighbouring countries,” External link

redpepper Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We had said they (bodabodas) should stop at 2(pm) but when we analysed we said why 2 (pm)?” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 20, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “That is why the idea had come that they stop at 2:00pm but we thought 2:00pm was too early. Now we have decided that no, 2:00pm is too early, let it be 5pm so that you have enough time to go back home and be indoors for the 7 o’clock curfew,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 20, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “If you say they stay there (at the border), that will interfere with the business. We want the economy to continue because if the economy collapses, you have a lot of problems. Where will you have the money to solve things, to even support health so that the economy should move. So, move but move without the disease spreading. Instead of saying you stay here until the results come back, let him go because you know where he is,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 20, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “That’s why I would like to use this occasion to call on the other sectors especially the politicians and the bureacrats to really support my long standing appeal to pay the scientists well,” “I really don’t like the idea of people who are not scientists getting salary increase before the scientists. Let our scientists first be paid well, the others will come later,” External link

ChimpsReport Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : ”If, however, the couples intending to marry are really in a hurry, they could go for a purely scientific wedding, only involving the core stakeholders who are: the bride-groom, the bride, the best-man, the assistant to the bride (matron), the Priest (or the CAO), etc., as long as the number is less than 10 people,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “Therefore, all the measures previously announced will stay in place for another 21 days. These additional 21 days, will definitely help us to defeat this virus decisively, or if not defeated totally, to prepare better as to how to cope with it,” External link

redpepper Friday, April 17, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We are not going to pay loans for them because we don’t have that type of money, but I cannot support that the banks confiscate their property,” External link

redpepper Friday, April 17, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “There should be a way of stretching our time. When business resumes, the banks should not count this time when there was no work” External link

redpepper Friday, April 17, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “The late Justice Ntabgoba was among the incorruptible judges in the country who executed his duties putting the country at first in all what he did as other judges need to learn from him he has left a legacy as he has been known everywhere,” External link

redpepper Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about Uganda Ugandan ) : “On the issue of the truck crews the driver and two others they will be tested at the border but they do not have to wait for the test results,” “They can continue with their journey and the outcome of the test will be communicated to them later and further management will follow as is necessary. Within the country, the truck drivers, whether transiting or destined to Uganda, will only stop at designated points in the country and nowhere else. The crews of the cargo planes that fly into the country will be accommodated in designated hotels” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

President Museveni warned : “The corrupt and Police personnel that in exchange for bribery allow strangers to enter Uganda illegally; security is going to strengthen the counter intelligence efforts to eliminate corruption in our forces and anybody found guilty will face the charge of murder or attempted murder because you are allowing people who could bring a disease which could kill Ugandans,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

President Museveni ordered : “These truck drivers are not supposed to go wherever they want. They should only go to designated points and they should be monitored to ensure they don’t demean,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “With the infiltrations from the neighbouring countries, we are relying on two elements: the LC Is and the village members who should not allow their villages to be polluted with this disease by allowing strangers to hide among them and the corrupt immigration and police personnel that, in exchange for bribery, allow strangers to enter Uganda illegally,” “Security is going to strengthen the counter-intelligence efforts to eliminate corruption in our forces and anybody found guilty will face the charge of murder or attempted murder. It will not be nice for them” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “Therefore, all the measures previously announced will stay in place for another 21 days. These additional 21 days, will definitely help us to defeat this virus decisively, or if not defeated totally, to prepare better as to how to cope with it,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “So far Uganda has tested 5,664 people with 54 confirmed positive, 7 recoveries and no registered death/ fatalities. 4,015 were returnees from abroad, 1,232 were contacts of returnees. 402 were people who got worried and volunteered to get tested,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni added : “The lock-down is starting tomorrow (Wednesday), April 15, 2020 up to the May 5 2020. This is in order to give ourselves more time to study the situation for a longer period,” External link

redpepper Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “We plan to increase it more to 1500 in a few days,” External link

ChimpsReport Sunday, April 12, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “I saw a video of so many people on the Northern bypass walking and running around that, they are exercising,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : “I call upon our rich people to contribute new vehicles so long as they are 4-wheel drive. I won’t accept the second hand. Even after this problem is over, this can be the fleet used by the Ministry of Health, ” External link

redpepper Saturday, April 11, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

President Museveni said : “The best thing is just to lie low for a limited period,” External link

independent-UG Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said : "The Ministry of Health has given a list of some equipment they have. They have like 10 per cent of what is required. But they are working on getting the rest. I am also working with our scientists and factories to produce much of it here. We have the factories. Our scientists are going to give them specifications," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chairman15.25%EN08/01/201701/08/2017
suspect1.69%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
host16.95%EN03/10/201710/03/2017
commander in chief1.69%EN02/15/201715/02/2017
chief1.69%EN02/15/201715/02/2017
servant1.69%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
boss5.08%EN01/11/201711/01/2017
mediator6.78%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
eac mediator3.39%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
judge1.69%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
negotiator1.69%EN09/14/201614/09/2016
correspondent1.69%EN09/06/201606/09/2016
minister6.78%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
local government minister3.39%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
journalist1.69%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
foreign minister3.39%EN07/09/201609/07/2016
tanzanian foreign minister3.39%EN07/09/201609/07/2016
chairperson3.39%EN07/09/201609/07/2016
accused6.78%EN06/23/201623/06/2016
speaker1.69%EN05/24/201624/05/2016
analyst1.69%EN03/09/201409/03/2014
de facto president of south sudan3.39%EN02/19/201419/02/2014
predecessor1.69%EN02/01/201401/02/2014
guard3.39%EN01/21/201421/01/2014
Names Lang Count
President MuseveniEN99.47%
President MuseveniSA0.40%
President. MuseveniEN0.08%
President MuseveniFR0.05%


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Miria Matembe explained ( about President Museveni ) : “President Museveni is a liar. He has lied and lied. We feel embarrassed to have a whole President who tells lies. He (Museveni) said that when COVID-19 is still here by June or July, anybody who talks about election will be mad. I told people he is lying. He wants other people not to prepare and he comes out with his elections and proceeds with them. And this is what has happened,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, July 10, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Don Wanyama said ( about President Museveni ) : "It will be on the advice of experts. There will be some periodic reviews but on the advice of the scientists. There is a national taskforce on Covid-19, so whenever they meet, they review all those directives and advise the President ," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Janet Museveni said ( about President Museveni ) : “After taking into consideration all the views, we resolved that the time was not yet right to have learners go back to their institutions of learning; not even yet for candidate classes as we had earlier thought. It was based on this guidance that Cabinet advised the President to maintain the closure of institutions of learning for another month as he (President) communicated to the nation,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, July 3, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Rogers Mulindwa said ( about President Museveni ) : "Those people are called to serve the nation. There is nothing to do with the (NRM) party. Even Ms Kanyike whether she belongs to another party, she is a Ugandan. This is not the first time the President is picking Opposition people to serve in this government," External link

allafrica Monday, June 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

President Museveni said ( about President Museveni ) : “We had disagreements with WHO. Those WHO people also are not gods. They are like Museveni. They need help. They were saying somebody who is just passing, if he is tested here we own him. We said no. we don’t know him. Because he was not infected here. Initially, we were not sending them back. But we said no,” “You can’t come with the virus and you say I take you. You go back. I don’t want to be like Trump to fight WHO. But WHO should have some modesty. You should stop. We were able to turn back 1,067 foreigners. They were not residents. They had not yet entered when they tested positive,” External link

theCitizen Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Bobi Wine said ( about President Museveni ) : “I have said it before and I will say it again, that on behalf of the millions of oppressed and exploited people, I will be challenging Museveni in an election that is envisaged by the law,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, June 22, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Rogers Mulindwa said ( about President Museveni ) : “If it’s true that President Museveni was consulted, he wasn’t consulted as the chairman of NRM but as the CEO of the country because elections or no elections, he remains the president who should know about something so pertinent like that, before it happens,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Stella Nyanzi said ( about President Museveni ) : “It is very disappointing that there are opposition members who are not aiming at overthrowing dictator Museveni. They are not willing to put in the work required to overhaul the status quo and reclaim power from the NRM. They do not see that the opposition should grab power from the dictatorship,” External link

ChimpsReport Friday, June 12, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Stella Nyanzi said ( about President Museveni ) : “I know that my mentor knows that on his own, he cannot overthrow… Museveni. I know he believes in the strength of uniting with other diehard opposition factions such as the People Power movement,” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Betty Amongi told ( about President Museveni ) : "We will make a report to the President and he will give a directive on the matter," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

President Museveni argued ( about President Museveni ) : “Both In logic and law, it cannot be correct that the head of government, the president, through the ministers responsible, submits a plan for expenditure to parliament and, then, Parliament reshuffles the priorities and creates its own against the plan of the president,” “Yes, Parliament May approve or disapprove. That is in order. In that case, the President will discuss with the MPs, hear one another’s logic and agree to a way forward. However for Parliament to unilaterally reshuffle the priorities of the government, it means that there is no need to have the president and the executive branch of government” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

President Museveni argued ( about President Museveni ) : “Both In logic and law, it cannot be correct that the head of government, the president, through the ministers responsible, submits a plan for expenditure to parliament and, then, Parliament reshuffles the priorities and creates its own against the plan of the president,” “Yes, Parliament May approve or disapprove. That is in order. In that case, the President will discuss with the MPs, hear one another’s logic and agree to a way forward. However for parliament to unilaterally reshuffle the priorities of the government, it means that there is no need to have the president and the executive branch of government” External link

ChimpsReport Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Richard Karemire said ( about President Museveni ) : “We are not yet out of danger, the enemy is still with us. We are going to continue enforcing these measures as issued by the President,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Мэри Джеймс said ( about President Museveni ) : "How do you open wholesale shops and leave retail shops? The president was not direct but by opening wholesale businesses, he also meant retail. Where are those buying from wholesalers taking goods to? It is common sense the President allowed us also to open," External link

BBCMonitoring Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Katumba Wamala said ( about President Museveni ) : “However, with further guidance from H.E Gen Y.K Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda, the drivers on transit cargo have been ALLOWED to have two drivers,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, May 4, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Pius Bigirimana said ( about President Museveni ) : “We have to follow Mzee’s (Museveni) example,” External link

ChimpsReport Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Louis Kasekende said ( about President Museveni ) : “As you already know, my contract as Deputy Governor of Bank of Uganda came to an end on January 14, 2020. I express my profound gratitude to the appointing authority, H.E President Museveni, for according me the opportunity to represent the country in various continental and international assignments,” External link

redpepper Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Don Wanyama said ( about President Museveni ) : “Please be informed that His Excellency the President will address the country tomorrow (Tuesday) at midday to guide on issues Covid-19,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 13, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Don Wanyama said ( about President Museveni ) : “For clarity, the current lockdown ends tomorrow (Tuesday) midnight,” “It’s therefore advisable that you wait till the President makes an official announcement on the way forward before you move out and perhaps get restraining orders from LDUs” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 13, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Don Wanyama said ( about President Museveni ) : “For clarity, the current lockdown ends tomorrow (Tuesday) midnight,” “It’s therefore advisable that you wait till the President makes an official announcement on the way forward before you move out and perhaps get restraining orders from LDUs” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, April 13, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT