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M7 Blasts Opposition For Spreading Lies As Butambala Race Heats Up

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The President was on Sunday speaking at several political rallies in Butambala district while soliciting for votes for the NRM flag bearer, Faisal Kikulukunyu who is competing with candidates from opposition parties, for the Parliamentary by-elections slated for September 12.

The seat fell vacant after Kikulukunyu was thrown out of the House on allegations of elections irregularities that included bribery in the 2011 Parliamentary elections.

The President, who is the National Chairman of the NRM, first addressed a rally at Ngando Primary School in Ngando Sub County, made a stopover at Bulo Trading Centre where he addressed a mammoth crowd, went to Kibibi Trading Centre and promised the elevation of the Centre to town council status and later addressed a well attended rally at Budde, Kyabadazza on the Kampala-Masaka highway.

Museveni challenged such opposition leaders to explain to the people both sides of the coin where the government has succeeded and of the programmes to be done instead of telling lies that the NRM government had failed to develop the country.

He said Gombe’s main hospital is earmarked for rehabilitation but the “opportunistic opposition characters” have decided to make it an issue as if there were no plans being expended by NRM government on the welfare of the hospital.

He explained that, while it is true that the hospital needs to be refurbished, most of the services like that of immunization have never stalled.

He said the population of the country has grown two-fold because of the policy of immunization against the killer diseases including that of hepatitis B and cervical cancer.

He also took to task the opposition on the issue of the youth and noted that the opposition claims the youth had been neglected by the NRM government.

President Museveni clarified to the people that the government has taken care of the youth since their conception in their mothers’ womb by providing the expectant mothers with antenatal services, immunization for the newly born babies, universal primary and secondary education programmes, among others.

He, however, noted that the only problem is that the unemployment rate which the government is fixing by laying emphasis on career guidance of students for them to select marketable courses, promoting vocational training for skills acquisition and also providing the youth with revolving funds to venture into self employment like opening up businesses.

The President further explained that the government prioritizes its programmes like that of roads, where the major roads like that of Busega to Mityana, Kampala- Masaka on to Kabale, that had been in a bad state, but have been worked on first. He pledged that major roads in Butambala district that cut across to other districts like that of Mpigi to Kanoni, Kabulasoke – Maddu and Kisozi to Sembabule, would also be worked on.

Museveni assured the people of Butambala district of government’s commitment to continue with the provision of piped water to towns in the area.

The President commended Butambala district LC5 Chairman, Matumu Bave for spearheading development programmes in the constituency. He also commended Katende Star, Hajji Hassan Semujja, among others, for stepping down in the race in favour of Faisal Kikugulunyu.

He, therefore, called on the people of Butambala to support the NRM flag bearer, Mr. Faisal Kikulukunyu and avoid making mistakes by sending the opposition to Parliament who, he said, will only be fighting government’s development programmes.

The President conveyed his condolences to the people of Butambala upon the death of long-time RDC Hajji Asadu Lutale and prayed to the Almighty to rest Lutale’s should in eternal peace.

NRM Vice-Chairman, Hajji Moses Kigongo, called for unity to ensure that NRM becomes a victor in the upcoming election.

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