President Museveni has attributed lack of services in the capital city to voting for opposition politicians.
Museveni has always lost in Kampala in the last four presidential polls to opposition politicians.
Speaking on his visit to traders in markets, taxi parks and arcades in the city on Friday, Museveni said they had decided to send him away from the city and he also had to ignore them.
You voted for Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala, Ssebaana Kizito (late) and later Erias Lukwago . You are the problem. You put ropes around your necks, Museveni said.
You sent me away for 20 years now. When someone hangs themselves, we dont cry for them.
He said the leaders they elected could not help them solve problems adding that the voters only contributed to their (leaders) getting rich and were not rewarded in return.
According to Museveni, when he realised the city had gone to opposition, he used powers vested to him by Ugandans to create the position of the Kampala Executive Director to manage affairs of the city.
The mayor (Lukwago) was now left with ceremonial powers, he said.
Museveni said that despite the sour relationship he had in the past 20 years that made him stay away of Kampala, he had decided to mend relations and return.
What went wrong can now be rectified. Despite making mistakes and brought these people who disturb you, we shall rectify the problem, Museveni said.
Museveni donated shs100 million to the traders SACCO at Nakasero market and shs500 million for St. Balikuddembe market SACCO and an additional shs10 million for each of the small SACCOs in the two markets.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website