By Paul Watala
Bulambuli district National Resistance Movement Woman Member of Parliament flag bearer, Irene Muloni on (Monday, January 4, 2016) launched her campaigns but she was overwhelmed by demands from her voters that ranged from social services to Agriculture.
Muloni launched her campaigns for woman Member of Parliament 2016 dabbed as Parish to Parish at Bumufuni parish in Bunambutye Sub County in Bulambuli district.
Voters from six parishes in Bunambutye Sub County presented their demands in a memorandum that was read on their behalf by their LC3 chairperson, Geoffrey Khauka.
Muloni on her first day of campaigns covered 7 main rallies in parishes that include, Bumufuni, Tabagoni, Buwebere, Bunanganda, Bumasali, Mabale, Kings palmary school and Bunambutye trading Centre.
She kept addressing a number of small rallies along the way after her supporters blocked the way asking her to address them before she could be late to proceed.
Voters in Bunambutye through Khauka hailed president Museveni and Irene Mululoni for support rendered to them as far as social services are concerned in the last five years but decried lack of water pumps that would help them irrigate their crops in dry seasons.
Voters expressed their difficulties during dry season, adding that several farmers have been frustrated and cannot do any farming during dry season hence exposing their families to poverty and famine.
“Bunambutye being the last sub county to Karamoja sub region experiences the same harsh weather condition and we appeal to government through you our minister Muloni to avail us with Water pumps so that we can do farming,” Khauka said.
“We have energetic veterans and youth who believe in begging but believe in working hard so if our request is put under consideration then we shall be able to eliminate poverty and famine in our families,” Khauka added.
Khauka said that the sub county is blessed with river Hatari that separates Karamoja and Bugisu where they can access water and irrigate their crops.
Steven Mulongo resident of Bumasali appealed to Muloni to lobby for them, clean water, secondary schools, opening of more feeder roads that would ease transportation of their crops to nearest markets, health centres, ambulance and more medics in health centres.
“We know that it’s not you to give their services but you can use your office for easy lobbying and we are proud that you have been able to give a number of our children jobs,” Mulongo said.
Voters also praised Muloni for making close follow up of president Museveni 2010 pledges, adding that at least over 75% of the pledges were fulfilled.
However Irene Muloni who is using mingling stick as her symbol during her speech said that she would not make more pledges but to follow up pledges found in the NRM manifesto and appealed to People in Bulambuli to vote her back and president.
“You know that NRM is fatty animal and whatever you have asked has been highlighted in NRM manifesto and its going to be addressed in the next five years,” Muloni said.
Muloni apologized to her voters for what did not go well in the last five years of her service, adding that it will be corrected once voted back and no one is hundred percent perfect.
Muloni said that the demands that have been highlighted will be solved under government programmes like NAADS, operation wealthy creation among others, rural electrification among others.
Muloni said that she is still strong with clean sheet and ready to serve people of Bulambuli and Uganda at large, adding her voters should make choice that can catch the eye of president Museveni.