Former presidential candidate Joseph Kabuleta has rallied political losers from Busoga sub region to engage in economic related activities
aimed at empowering their communities, rather than concentrating on politicking all
Speaking to election losers attached to different political
parties in Jinja city on Friday, Kabuleta argued that criticizing a government which is not willing to address service delivery gaps, is frustrating to the
voters.Kabuleta instead advises that it is prudent for election losers to engage the electorate in economic
freedom related advocacy drives that will push responsible authorities to embrace reforms.
Kabuleta who also launched his advocacy group in Busoga sub
region known as National Economical Empowerment Dialogue-NEED, says that election
losers too have followers within their communities. THerefore, he argues, meaningful engagements
on developmental issues will lay foundation for financial freedom within their
He further says that, much as they lost during the final
election tallies, they too had economic empowerment programs for their
communities and through advocacy, such politicians have a platform to fulfill
part of their mandate to the people who elected them despite losing the final election.
//cue in: “proper politics is…
Cue out…the poorest regions,”.//
Ritah Nakayiza, the National Unity Platform-NUP women
chairperson in Mayuge district says that residents in Busoga sub region rank high on the country’s poverty index levels due to lack of leaders
to sensitize them about the merits of mindset change. However with constant reawakening
drives, Nakayiza says, a bigger portion of the population will slowly break the barriers
blocking them from the money economy.
//cue in: “wononya akalulu…
Sharifah Bibi, the NUP candidate who lost in the Buyende
district women parliamentary race, says that Busoga sub region is endowed with
several resources like lakes, River Nile and wetlands, that would have been beneficial
to the communities if only the leaders themselves alongside other technocrats took center stage in enterprise identification on behalf of the electorates.
//cue in: “Busoga buli kasela…
Cue out…twetola mubwavu,”.//
Meanwhile Forum for Democratic Change -FDC's Dr. Frank
Nabwiso, who lost Jinja city’s mayoral seat argues that the most powerful
politicians within Busoga have concentrated their energies on rivalism amongst themselves and creating factions of royalists within the wide population.Instead, he observes, they should be lobbying government to institute developmental projects, lack of which has contributed to the increasing poverty levels
within the sub region.