Museveni Tells Parliamentary Committees To Stop Intimidating Scientists

President Yoweri Museveni has yet again lashed out at the way parliament does its work, the latest being what he called mistreatment of scientist.

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The president expressed his displeasure at the parliamentarian’s way of working in his state of the nation address at Kampala Serena Hotel on Thursday.

 

“When I bring them [scientists] to you, you mistreat them in your parliamentary committees. The rude way you talk to people in your parliamentary committees is tantamount to abuse of power,” the president said.

 

He had earlier revealed that put Shs170b in the Science innovation fund which was supposed to aid in research, innovations and other major science breakthroughs.

 

The president made known how he was not happy by the way parliament pinned the executive director of the Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial Development (PIBID) Florence Muranga over the sh78bn to Banana Project.

 

At the state of the nation address, the president highlighted key achievements and failures which have been recorded through the year.

 

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The paramount positives where in the infrastructure, energy, oil and gas, security well as agriculture was growing especially the coffee numbers value addition was an issue that needed to be continuously addressed.

 

The president said that 1,627km of electricity lines has been achieved as compared to 1,470Km of transmission the country had before 2006.

 

Similarly the president revealed that the budget of ministry of works was boosted from sh374 billion in 2006 to sh3, 328 trillion in 2015. This boost has seen major roads being upgraded.