Wamanga said that he had served to his expectations and is now satisfied after a successful bid to elevate Mbale to City Status, among other things, and now wants to leave the space others to come in and serve the constituency with new energy and ideas.
Mbale Municipality Member of
Parliament Jack Wamanga Wamai has announced his retirement from active politics. Wamai said he will not
seek re-election after his current term which is ending in 2021.
Wamai who has served in
Parliament for two and a half terms from the eighth, ninth and the tenth Parliament, announced his decision during
the ceremony for the inauguration
of Mbale City at the Mbale municipal council grounds in Mbale city on Thursday.
that he had served to his expectations and is now satisfied after a successful bid to
elevate Mbale to City Status, among other things, and now wants to leave the space others to come in and
serve the constituency with new
energy and ideas.
“I have been one of the best MPs in parliament, I have
brought up the issues including the city, the Industrial park, the market, the
roads all these came during my time, I have really worked for my people in
Mbale,” he said.
But he appealed to voters to oust all leaders
who have been cited in corruption scandals that dominated the administration under
Mbale Municipality. He says the new city needs leaders who will put service
delivery on top of their priorities.
in; “I have been
Cue out….is on record.”//
Meanwhile, State Minister for Local Government Jennifer Namuyangu, who
presided over the inauguration of the city cautioned the leaders against corruption but asked them to work towards
organizing the city in terms of infrastructure. Namuyangu said that Cities are supposed to facilitate quality technical
and political leaders who will serve the public interest.
“So the Cities must…
Cue out…can you resign.”//
Mbale City Interim Mayor Mutwalibu Mafabi Zandya lauded the Ministry
of Local Government for maintaining his position as one of the leaders who were in the
struggle to elevate Mbale municipality to city status. He pledged unity and urged all other members of the city to put aside
politics for the development of Mbale City.
“There is nobody…
Cue out…together we can.”//
Bungokho North Member of Parliament Gershom Sizomu Wambende said
that he wants to see Mbale’s face is uplifted with facilities like an airport.
“I dream of…
Cue out…very much”//
Mbale District Woman MP Connie
Nakayenze Galiwango said that all old buildings in the city should be demolished, and Mbale
Stadium refurbished to give
the city a new face.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.