Pressure as Museveni Heads to Kanungu


buy geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The Resident District Commissioner Kanungu Martin Mugabi confirmed the President’s visit in a communication to Kabale-based Chimp Corp Bob Abaho.

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Security has been tightened in the district ahead of Museveni’s trip.

The development comes against the backdrop of reports that Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s loyalists are planning to embarrass the President due to the delay in the reconstruction of Mitano Bridge and Rukungiri-Kanungu road.

Mugabi said that the President’s visit is very important for the region, urging all members of the public to attend his functions in good numbers.

“It is not every day that the President visits this area. Therefore his coming should be highly valued by the people of Kanungu and should use every opportunity to show their support for the good things he has done for them,” added Mugabi.

President Museveni was supposed to visit the district on May 23 to commission the Uganda Nursing School Bwindi but withdrew at last minute before sending Vice President Edward Ssekandi Kiwanuka to represent him.

The LC5 Chairperson Josephine Kasya said district leaders should remind Museveni about several unfulfilled pledges.

Residents say Museveni will be asked on the delay in constructing a sub-station for Ishasha Hydro Power dam which he commissioned in 2012.

Lack of ample electricity in the area, according to officials, has made it difficult for industrial development to take off since load-shedding is still rampant.

The last time president Museveni toured Kanungu district was 2008. He spent two days in the district touring NAADS projects.

He also camped at Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s Karubeizi-based mansion where he met visitors and diplomats.

However, observers say the president’s visit in the district could see voters endorsing the Kyankwanzi resolution which they objected to early this year.

During the district forum at the district headquarters in March, leaders overwhelmingly refused to endorse the Kyankwanzi resolution that would see president Museveni stand as the sole party flag-bearer in the 2016 polls.

The meeting which was organized by the Kinkiizi East Member of Parliament, Chris Baryomunsi and the district woman MP Elizabeth Karungi in the absence of Mbabazi saw the leaders rejecting the Kyankwanzi resolutions.

The people of Kanungu also refused to take the money which was being distributed by the party at village level to popularise the Kyankwanzi decision.

Mbabazi who is also the Kinkiizi West MP was absent during the consultative meeting in the district.

He recently told the media in Kampala he was not aware the party had given out money to the lawmakers to market the Kyankwanzi declarations.


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