The newly appointed Minister of State for Information and
Communication Technology, ICT and National Guidance, Peter Ogwang has rallied
residents in his constituency to embrace peace and reconciliation.
Ogwang, who was speaking to his supporters in Katakwi on Saturday since his
appointment to observed that nothing is more important in the community than to
stay together peacefully.
His comments come at a time when a concerned citizen threatened to drag him to
court over academic qualifications.
Early this month, Emmanuel Byamukama Tayebwa, through his lawyers
of Mushabe Munungu & Co Advocates, wrote a notice of intention to sue
Ogwang over alleged lack of the requisite educational qualifications for an MP
or its equivalent.
This forced people to suspect that some prominent people in Katakwi were
alleged to have connived with Byamukama to bring down Ogwang.
Since then, there has been sharp division among the constituents as different
camps peddle accusations against each other.
However, Ogwang rallied his supporters residents to forgive each other and
embrace the developments that his appointment brings to the area.
// cue in “I have the qualifications…
Cue out…next five years”//
Ogwang was ushered into Katakwi town with a long convoy of vehicles
accompanied by cyclists and people walking on foot; chanting NRM and Ogwang’s
Ogwang was appointed together with Helen Adoa, the Minister of
State for Fisheries, bringing two new faces in cabinet from the Teso Sub Region.