KAARO KARUNGI | BUSHENYI – Pork fanatics in Bushenyi district have hit back at President Museveni over his remarks on pigs saying ”the words disparage the pig and pork industry, which is a forex and local revenue earner at international and local markets respectively.”
According to the pork enthusiasts under their group, Uganda Pork Association, Mr Museveni’s remarks during the Friday State of the Nation Address at Kololo Independence grounds were a direct attack on their businesses.
“A real Munyankole can’t abandon friends who are in need when they are also in acute need. No! Maybe these Banyankole who eat pigs…..” Mr Museveni said while castigating countries that banned export of Covid-19 vaccines.
Mr Museveni while commenting on the failed attempt to kill General Katumba Wamala referred to the attackers as pigs, whose clues he had.
Speaking to of rhe media on Saturday, pork revelers in Bushenyi, where there is a renowned weekly pork market known as Kabagarame, Mr Apollo Lee Kakonge said that the president has continuously belittled pigs
“The president should stop disparaging our animals because those animals contribute to the revenue that helps him to run this country. Pigs are a source of livelihood to many people outside Kiruhura where cattle are grazed. They are also a source of nutritious products and they are loved by very many people across the world,” he said.