Among the pledges are elevation of Nakaseke hospital to regional referral, compensation of veterans, construction of Luwero district headquarters and a pineapple processing plant to add value to produce among others.
The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga has
advised residents of Luwero district to stop chasing for unfulfilled pledges
and join forces to rescue the Country.
National Resistance Army fighters waged a guerrilla war from
Greater Luwero from 1981-1986 and thousand of lives, as well as property, were lost.
Since President Yoweri Museveni took over power, he has made
several pledges to residents of Greater Luwero for their contribution to the war.
Among the pledges are the elevation of Nakaseke hospital to regional
referral, compensation of veterans, construction of Luwero district
headquarters and a pineapple processing plant to add value to produce among
Speaking at the burial of 94-year-old Christine Nakate the
grandmother of Robert Ssekitoleko the Bamunanika County Member of Parliament at
Kibanyi village in Luwero district on Monday, Mpuuga said the NRM government officials have no will to fulfill the
pledges but enrich themselves as they overstay in power.
Mpuuga says that 35 years after the end of the war,
residents in Luwero shouldn’t be pleading with Museveni to fulfill the pledges and
other services despite their undeniable contribution to the NRA war.
He added that residents ought to admit that they made a
mistake in supporting the NRM government
for long and now route their time to work for the development of the area as well as regime change.
Mpuuga said it was a good step for residents in Luwero to vote
against NRM candidates in the past general elections and he is hopeful the area will
witness a change in service delivery since opposition leaders are now in control of the district.
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Erastus Kibirango the LC 5 Chairman of Luwero district said
the residents lost trust in NRM government and that was clearly shown in the
past general election results.
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Robert Ssekitoleko the Bamunanika County MP says that it's
painful for Museveni to forget the area that brought him into power.
Ssekitoleko says that he will continue to pile pressure on the NRM
government to extend services to the area till they leave power.
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According to Presidential results for Luwero, Museveni obtained only
41,166 votes (27.94%) and his arch rival NUP Presidential candidate Robert
Kyagulanyi Sentamu scored 103,782 votes (70.45%) out of 151964 votes cast in
This was the lowest score for President Yoweri Museveni in Luwero since he joined