The delayed fulfillment of pledges in Kayunga is haunting the National Resistance Movement-NRM
party ahead of the LCV by-election.
As supporters of the NRM were combing villages in the search for support for
their candidate Andrew Muwonge, it was an uphill task as the voters pointed the
pledges made to the communities by the President and other government
September, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja visited Galiraya and Bbaale and promised
to provide boats to aid free transportation of people across flooded
promised to secure land where an internally displaced persons-IDP camp will be established
with health and education facilities. However, while campaigning for the
NRM party candidate Andrew Muwonge, Nabbanja failed to explain to the residents
why the pledges have never been fulfilled.
blamed voters for voting opposition leaders who have not made a follow-up on the pledges.
President has several times promised tarmacking Kayunga-Bbaale-Galiraya road,
construction of seed schools at various sub-counties as well as giving out titles
to residents facing evictions on land at Bbaale County which have been not
worked on yet.
unfulfilled promises have given an advantage to opposition political parties
specifically the National Unity Platform-NUP.
Although the government managed to construct a bridge connecting Kayunga to
Kamuli and Bugiri and a modern referral hospital, Harriet Nakwedde, the NUP
candidate says the government has failed to install equipment and better
infrastructure in rural Health Centre IIIs.
government has failed to transform, the academic performance of children in
rural areas and those near water bodies is poor because few attend schools
since they are located in bushy distant places,” Nakwede notes.
Kayiira, the Interim District LCV Chairperson attributes the underdevelopment of
the area to political fights which have affected the follow-up of the pledges.
NRM candidate has been making appeals to the people of Kayunga to vote for him into
office since he has got assurance of support from the party secretariat and
government to enable him to transform the district and follow up the pledges.