By Robert Atuhairwe
Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) officials in Hoima have advised the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) that the colossal sums of money they are distributing in campaigns they would better invest it in fixing the health sector, which they said was still ailing.
Hoima district FDC chairperson Jackson Wabyona Rugambwa on Tuesday said, they have information that officials from the NRM secretariat are currently camped in the area to do what he termed as voter bribery which is in total contravention of the electoral commission guidelines.
"The money that they are dishing out should better be used to extend services to the people like buying x-ray and scan machines in hospitals since it is tax payers’ money," he added.
Rugambwa who is also contesting for the district chairman on FDC ticket urged people to eat the money and disappoint them (NRM) by voting for FDC.
He said the government was responsible for the biting poverty in the country, adding that it is only FDC that has the vigour to improve the lives of the people because it would want to practice what it has been preaching.
Rehema Nabisera, the Hoima district Woman MP Candidate on the FDC ticket castigated NRM for monetising politics where it has become hard for people to vote people on merit but basing on who gives more.
She appealed to the voters to demand for better equipped schools, hospitals and clean water instead of "kintu kidogo."
Efforts to get a comment from the district NRM secretary for publicity, James Mugenyi Mulandambura were futile as he could not pick neither return his calls by press time.