President Yoweri Museveni has commended the people of Gatete in Murora Sub-County of Bufumbira East Constituency and Kisoro District at large for casting their ballots in his favour and all the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidates during the last general elections in 2016.
Bufumbira East Constituency gave President Museveni and NRM 99% victory of all the votes cast in 2016. The President was on Wednesday addressing a rally at Gatete Catholic Church. The occasion was organized for the President to thank the residents of Murora Sub-County for their overwhelming support to him and to NRM in the 2016 general elections.
“I came here to thank you for voting well. Ugandans who are enlightened have persistently voted for NRM. By voting well you have laid a good foundation for Uganda. Having laid a good foundation, wananchi have the duty of generating their household incomes,” he said.
The President donated to the people of the area 10 cows that would be slaughtered for their victory celebrations at a date of their choice. Museveni also pledged Shs50Million to Gatete Catholic Parish Church. He was happy to note that the NRM Government has played its role of establishing infrastructure in the country generally adding that in Kisoro District, an all weather trunk tarmac road has been built while all the major trading centres in the district have got electricity supply.
He revealed that plans are underway to build tourism roads in the area and that Kisoro Airstrip will be upgraded to an airport. He also promised that Government would study their request to make Bukimbiri a constituency with a view of extending more services to the area. He told the rally that as Government moves ahead to ensure the facilitation of improved mobile telecommunications services in the district, the population has already been provided with an effective immunization programme.
The President meanwhile cautioned the population against sectarianism. He noted that the people of the area voted for NRM because it enabled them to unite. He asked them to always appreciate unity because it is a foundation for their prosperity.
Regarding land issues, President Museveni cautioned the people of Kisoro District against continued land fragmentation activities noting that wananchi live on small pieces of land because of rampant fragmentation, whose negative effects he said were not sensitized to the people by previous leaders.
Turning to regional affairs, the President said that the situation between Uganda and neighbouring Rwanda will stabilize as he is in touch with President Paul Kagame. Uganda and Rwanda have been bickering for almost a year now.
The situation reached peak in March last year when Rwanda closed its border with Uganda at Katuna. Authorities in Rwanda claimed the lockdown was for safety of Rwandan citizens, whom they said were being mistreated in Uganda. The border remains closed despite ongoing negotiations.Add your comments: Download Our News App Here