By Juma Nsubuga
The Democratic Party has today warned President Yoweri Museveni not to repeat the 2007 mistake of giving away Mabira forest to Metha for sugar cane growing.
During the party’s weekly press briefing, DP said that this time they will hold a serious and massive campaign against the act.
The acting spokes person of the party, Kenneth Paul Kakande has asked the president to mind about the future of this nation not just deciding on his own.
Kakande stressed that its high time the president to left power at the end of his 3rd term as it has come to light that he will be over 75 years .
Mr Museveni in Kyankwanzi retreat revived plans to give away Mabira forest for sugarcane growing to boost the economy and increase job opportunities . The idea has been contested by environmentalists and members of parliament.
The MPs who included Rubaga south Ken Lukyamuzi and Kitgum district woman MP Beatrice Anywar said that it’s very unfortunate that Museveni has changed his mind to give away Mabira forest.
In 2011 president invited members of parliament and civil society organizations under the Umbrella of save Mabira team at his residence in Ntungamo to discuss the issues of Mabira and agreed to on the way forward.
“We all agreed that keeping Mabira intact was by far the most economically beneficial option to Uganda as country.” One of the MPs