By ROBERT KAMUKAMA
FORT PORTAL – Former Security Minister and Presidential candidate, Gen. Henry Tumukunde on Tuesday felt the strength of security as he launched his manifesto in Fort Portal.
Tumukunde faced a hard time accessing the Boma Grounds after police deployed heavily in and around the city.
He finally managed to beat the security after abandoning his official, opting to use a small Toyota Spacio.
Tumukunde arrived in Fort Portal city on Monday after addressing a rally at Rubona in Bunyangabu district.
Later that evening, he held a press conference at the home of former Kabarole woman MP, Beatrice Kiraso in Karambi were he announced his manifesto launch.
The Kabarole District Police Commander, John Faustine Oese said Tumukunde was blocked because he wanted to chaos commotion in the city, something that police said would disrupt peoples businesses.
Tumukunde urged his supporters to keep strong describing the police acts as signs of intimidation.
“Many of our supporters are being intimidated by the police and other security agencies. That is the reason why I decided to use this small car to find my way here, otherwise, this rally wouldn’t have taken place,” Tumukunde said.
Tumukunde told his supporters he would construct a tea and banana processing plant in Kabarole to add value to the farmers produce.