Candidate Museveni will campaign in Bunyoro
4:00pm: Hold your leaders accountable – Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni has asked the people of Bunyoro to hold their leaders accountable. Speaking at his first rally in Bunyoro held at Kisita Primary School in Kibaale, Museveni says his government has given people the power to elect their leaders at all levels.
He says these are responsible for ensuring that people receive the services through the funds that are given to them. “Do not wait for the old man in a hat to come so that you report people who are stealing the funds. Hold these people accountable because we gave you the power.”
He warned the chief administrative officer of Kibaale, Robert Mutungi, to critically monitor all funds that are sent to the district to ensure they are not embezzled.
This was after Mutungi’s explanation of how he had used the funds to oversee the construction of health centres, schools and payment of salaries was rejected by the residents.
3:30PM: Museveni launches sh450b road at Bujuni junction, Kibaale
3:14pm: President Yoweri Museveni arrives at Kisita Primary School and is welcomed by hundreds of his enthusiastic supporters.
1:51PM: Crowds grow as they wait for the President at Bujuni playgrounds
11:46am: Guests begin arriving for the ground breaking ceremony for the Mubende-Kagadi road. Leading the guests is finance minister Matia Kasaija.
Meanwhile, it is a yellow function as the people wait for President Yoweri Museveni, who will be presideing over the function. Museveni today started his campaigns in Bunyor sub-region. He will address rallies at Kisiita, Bujuni, Nyamarunda, Kagadi and Katikengeye
Museveni takes campaigns to Bunyoro
By Joyce Nakato and Taddeo Bwambale
President Yoweri Museveni has wrapped up his campaign in the Rwenzori sub-region and is heading to Bunyoro today.
His first stop will be in Kibaale, where he will address supporters in Bugangaizi East, Buyaga East and Buyaga West. Museveni’s visit in the Rwenzori saw him traverse Kabarole, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Kamwenge, Kyegegwa, Ntoroko and Kyenjojo.
As he goes to Bunyoro, most Banyoro are hopeful that his new mandate, if he wins the elections, will see the exploitation of oil to spur development in the region.
Bunyoro is the country’s beacon of hope for it holds vast deposits of oil, natural gas and thermal resources. Uganda is preparing to start commercial oil production and major infrastructural projects such as roads, refinery and pipeline between 2016 and 2019.
A recent Vision Group poll showed the top five concerns for voters in this district as:
- National security
- Road network
ISMAEL KASOOHA asked residents what they expect from President Museveni
John Bosco Ssewanyana: The Government should be clear on forest reserves by opening boundaries, so that we protect our natural resources.
Mary Kajagali: Service delivery will greatly improve if health centres are adequately stocked with drugs and more health workers are recruited.
Constance Nanyondo: The President should reserve time and talk to all religious factions that are fighting each other, so that we all move in the same direction.
Noeline Kansiime: The Government should come up with measures to promote girl-child education because some girls are dropping out of school due to lack of school fees.
We shall fight corruption
By Joyce Nakato
NRM flag-bearer President Yoweri Museveni has warned of punitive action against all public officials who have continued to embezzle government funds meant for development and public service towards Ugandans.
Museveni made this reassurance to votes of Mukakasa village in Bufunjo sub county in Kyegegwa district whome he meant at Bufunjo Secondary School where he held a rally last evening.
This was after residents informed him that had been provided by government to construct this school was swindled.
At the same rally, the President also expressed his displeasure with the district officials who have failed to utilize the money provided to them by the Government to provide services to the people.
This was the candidate's last rally in the Rwenzori region and today, he heads to Bunyoro region.