By Najibu Mulema
President Yoweri Museveni left for South Africa yesterday for a two day working visit despite the current unrest in the Rwenzori region.
On his twitter handle, Museveni tweeted, “I have left for South Africa on a two day working visit. I will hold bilateral talks with His Excellency Jacob Zuma,”
Museveni was seen off by Esther Mbayo, minister in charge of the presidency at the Entebbe International Airport.
The current unrest in Kasese which saw over 60 people losing their lives including 14 security operatives highly commands the commander in chief’s presence in the country in order to stabilize the situation.
On Saturday, live bullets engulfed Kasese town following Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF) and police’s operation to disband alleged members of a rebel group who are in a bid to separate Rwenzori region from Uganda to form a new country called Yira Republic.