The spectacle of Museveni’s road side phone call

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Residents of Kyeirumba Village in Isingiro District in western Uganda were Tuesday treated to a rare spectacle of their president making a phone call on the road side.

President Yoweri Museveni, who was from attending the World Population Day commemoration in district, made a surprise stop at the highway to make his phone call.

Curious residents started gathering when they saw the president talking while acknowledging cheers with his trademark thumb sign.

President Museveni also directed his security not to block traffic while he made his call.

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, take time off to make a telephone call on the highway at Kyeirumba Village in Isingiro District in western Uganda July 12, 2016. PHOTO | PRESIDENTIAL PRESS UNIT

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, take time off to make a telephone call on the highway at Kyeirumba Village in Isingiro District in western Uganda July 12, 2016. PHOTO | PRESIDENTIAL PRESS UNIT

The head of state talked on the phone for about 30 minutes.

He later addressed the local residents who hailed him for the tarmacking of the 74km road that links Uganda to Tanzania through Kikagati in Isingiro District.

The Isingiro residents urged President Museveni to engage solar distributors to reduce the cost of batteries and also make electricity cheaper.

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

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