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Museveni makes surprise roadside stop to make a phone call

Tuesday July 12 2016

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni makes a phone call on the side of a highway in Kyeirumba.

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni makes a phone call on the side of a highway in Kyeirumba. PHOTO | PPU  

By Monitor Reporter

President Yoweri Museveni on Monday surprised village residents when he stopped on the side of a highway to make a phone call.

He directed his security not to block traffic as he made his call, which lasted 30 minutes.

The president was on his way from attending a World Population Day commemoration in the country's Isingiro district.

Curious residents started gathering when they saw him talking as he sat on a chair off the highway.

He acknowledged cheers from the crowds with his trademark thumb sign.

TALKED TO RESIDENTS

President Museveni later talked to the residents, who hailed him for the tarmacking of a 74-kilometre road that links Uganda to Tanzania through Kikagati in Isingiro.

The residents urged him to engage solar distributors to reduce the cost of batteries and power distributors to make electricity cheaper.

The president pledged to engage stakeholders on reducing the cost of power in the rural areas.