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Common Man Speaks on NRM Victory Day

John Mukasa

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Bandari FC Technical Director Edward Oduor has said that the club has allowed Ugandan striker Bruno Sserunkuma to leave in this transfer window with one year to the end of his contract.

Speaking to ChimpSport, dosage http://codefor.asia/wp-includes/class-wp-embed.php Odour said: “His future definitely is elsewhere next season but, recipe http://chachanova.com/wp-includes/link-template.php if it does, http://dakarlives.com/wp-includes/meta.php we wish him the best and maybe he can also return to Kampala and rediscover his form.”

“He has given so much for his time we us,” he added.

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Sserunkuma who is reportedly talking to Ugandan side SC Villa was dropped alongside Kenyans Alloyce Mangi, Victor Majid, Yusuf Juma, David Tevelu, Kepha Aswani, Patillah Omoto, Ibrahim Kitawi and Chrispine Odula.

Bruno’s  good friend Dan Muzeeyi Serunkuma who he replaced at Nairobi City Stars in 2013 also recently swapped KPL champions Gor Mahia for Tanzania’s Simba.
With the celebrations to mark the 29th anniversary of the NRM Victory Day underway in the country, ask http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-cart.php Ugandans have opened their hearts to ChimpReports about their perception of this historic day.

According to Makolo Kavuma, http://dayacounselling.on.ca/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php a businessman along Nakivubo mews in Kampala, http://creamiicandy.com/wp-includes/class-wp-site.php there is nothing to celebrate in the 29 years as the period has been marred with little or no development at all.

“There were a lot of industries where youth could work to earn a living but all were sold while others collapsed. Corruption has taken its toll on the country as it’s the order of the day unlike before,” explains Makolo.

“The NRM government has always boasted of security but the northern region has been embedded in the war for the largest part of its rule.”

Innocent Tumusiime

Innocent Tumusiime

However, 69-year-old John Mukasa says government has done a lot in improving the transport network with the construction of roads and highways which he says have eased transport to even places which were previously referred to as hard-to-reach.

“The Tirinyi, Masaka and Mityana roads have eased transportation of goods to markets in Kampala which is a credit to the NRM government,” says Mukasa.

Ayub Luwangula also adds his voice to applaud the NRM government for improving the health sector during the last 29 years with many health centres at different levels making it easily accessible for all.

“The ongoing process of renovating Mulago hospital and the construction of big hospitals at each district headquarter throughout the country is a big achievement in the last 29 years, “explains Luwangula.

The 29-year-old businessman at Prime Complex however doesn’t mince words on blaming the NRM government for failure to combat the increasing corruption levels in the country which he says have led to loss of huge sums of monies.

 

“Most government officials have made it a habit to swindle money meant to provide social amenities to Ugandans .The recent Mukono-Katosi road saga can’t go unmentioned as one of the projects where government has lost huge sums to corrupt officials,” Luwangula adds.

On January 26, 1986, NRA fighters led by the then youthful Yoweri Kaguta Museveni captured Kampala bringing to an end a five-year protracted armed struggle.

Museveni promised a ‘fundamental change,’ saying the capture of power was not just a “mere change of guards”.

He has been on the steering while since then.

Ayub Luwangula (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Ayub Luwangula (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

For Innocent Tumusiime have no simple words for what he calls failure by government in the last 29 years to tackle the unemployment problem which he says is a time bomb for Uganda.

“The crime rate most especially in the city centre has increased due to lack of jobs for youth to engage in and thus resorting to engaging in anything they think can earn them money. The quality of education has drastically gone down most especially in government schools where teachers receive little remuneration which discourages them from teaching and engage in private businesses,” Tumusiime explains.

However, for Martin Rukundo, the NRM government has been influential in reducing illiteracy rates in the country which he attributes to introduction of free education through Universal Primary Education and Universal Secondary Education which he says have enabled children for the poor to access education.

Rukundo further blames the NRM government for failure to improve agriculture which he says for long has been the backbone for Uganda’s economy.

Makolo Kavuma

Makolo Kavuma

“The NAADS program is a total failure used by officials to swindle money on the expense of the farmers who are suffering. How can one distribute 50 goats to 300 people? There are no demonstration farms put up where farmers can learn the new methods of agriculture and this is a big blow to development of the sector.”

Speaking today in Soroti, Museveni gave examples of the road infrastructural developments in Uganda which he said have enabled locals to access market for agricultural products and engage in trade.

Sam Abura, however, describes the 29 years of liberation as being a period of less progress but marred with regional imbalances and increased corruption levels throughout the country.

“Corruption is the song of the day in the country and this affects none other than the tax payers .Only a handful of people and areas have been able to develop through the 29 years with most of the development being in the West whereas other areas are left out suffering ,”Abura decries.

Margaret Namusisi

Margaret Namusisi

For 50 year-old Margret Namusisi from Mukono is a different story as she has for last 5 years had to travel monthly to Wandegeya a Kampala suburb to buy medicine for  high blood pressure which she says is not available  anywhere near her home.

“Every time I spend not less than Shs14, 000 for transport to get medicine yet sometimes I don’t get it. Government has failed to equip the health facilities in the upcountry areas well. Most of the hospitals don’t have drugs and the only way out is going to private clinics which are always expensive,” Namusisi explains.

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