KAMPALA (Xinhua) --
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged
foreign investors in the east African country to stay calm as
security forces track down people threatening them.
Museveni in a
statement issued late on Saturday said the country has defeated
several negative elements over the past 60 years, warning that
those who scare investors will follow the same path.
“I am sending this
message to the investors to be calm. We shall expose and defeat
the parasites,” he said.
“Who is it that does
not want Uganda to industrialize and why ? They claim to be
politically motivated. What sort of politics is it that does not
welcome the industrialization of Uganda and yet you claim to be
concerned about the welfare of the masses?” Museveni added.
The president said
some of the messages sent to investors were on Swedish and
Australian numbers. He said the origin of these messages either
local or foreign can be traced and perpetrators arrested.
He said government
is putting in place equipment for smart and safe cities which
will expose all the perpetrators.
“In the meantime, we
shall deploy police personnel on all the industrial parks and
even in isolated factories; be vigilant and report to the police
anything suspicious,” he said.
Museveni said Uganda
is on a fast development path and no one is going to sabotage