Kampala, (UG): Following months of publicly expressing his political affair with the ruling National Resistance Movement and its members, Bukoto South MP, Dr Twaha Kagabo has finally met with the NRM National Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni.
Dr Kagabo who belongs to the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) was among the guests who joined the NRM legislators for the party’s parliamentary caucus at State House, Entebbe.
The Lwengo legislator who was invited to the caucus by Government Chief Whip Nelson Obua committed himself to work with the ruling party for the betterment of the people he serves.
Kagabo however refused to publicly denounce his party (NUP) for the ruling NRM despite receiving a media handout which included several photos, an indication that President Museveni “welcomes him to NRM”.
During the meeting, the President and the Members of Parliament discussed the Rationalization of Government Agencies and Public Expenditure (RAPEX).
“This subject we are dealing with is a strategic one. If you don’t answer strategic answers correctly, you end up with problems and when you answer them correctly, you win,” he said.
President Museveni further informed the caucus members that if the government decides to carry out rationalization now, they will save Shs1 trillion a year.
“When we talk of rationalization, we are talking of first of all, doing things which are rational and save money.”
He added that during rationalization, the whole structure of the government should be geared to support the wealth creators, since they are vital in the development of the country.
“This issue of rationalization is a strategic one and the way to handle it is to start by asking the question which Adam Smith answered in 1776 when he wrote a book titled “The source of the wealth of nations”, the question is where does wealth come from? Because there’s no way any group of leaders will succeed if they do not answer that question. That is why you find a lot of chaos in so many parts of the world,” the President said.
“Wealth creation is the issue of enabling families and companies as well as individuals to produce goods and services and sell them and do so with “ekibaro”. Now who are these wealth creators? Number one, the commercial farmers, the second are the manufacturers, the third are the service providers and then ICT. So, what do this need? They need peace, the infrastructure (such as the roads, railways, electricity), they also need capital, skills and technical support.”
The President also advised the legislators that if they want to be successful politicians, they must help the people they serve to create wealth through sensitising them to embrace the four sectors of the economy.
Soon after the meeting, photos of MP Kagabo’s photos with the ruling party’s top leadership flooded social media throwing the opposition into the embers of confusion and crisis on what steps to take next.
The photos some of which this website has shared showed Kagabo in group photos with President Museveni, First Lady Janet Museveni, and other NRM bigwigs.
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