Kidega Takes Integration Gospel to Moyo

East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker Hon Daniel F. Kidega has challenged residents of Obongi County, this Moyo District in Northern Uganda to take advantage of the integration process and tap into available opportunities.

Addressing residents at the Obongi Day Festivities 2016 at the Obongi Primary School grounds on Tuesday, tadalafil the Speaker said the evolution of the Common market agenda would be meaningful for so long as EAC citizens embraced the transformation agenda.

“The transformation agenda must start from oneself. We must change our individual mindsets initially, malady if we are to fully embrace and appreciate integration,” he added.

The Speaker who was the chief guest at the occasion anchored on the theme: Connecting Obongi to Arusha through Good Roads, Rail and Internet connections, called on the Obongi inhabitants to enhance productivity by trading in their commodities as a way of fully engaging in the free market.

He informed participants that the EAC was committed to enhancing inter-connectivity by improving infrastructure.

“The EAC road and rail network as well as enhancement in ICTs will play a key role in opening up the region,” the EALA Speaker said.

“It is important for authorities in Obongi to see how to open up the hinterland to the main region would benefit from the inter-connectivity of infrastructure,” he added.

Kidega hailed the Government for ensuring peace and stability in Northern Uganda and said it was a pre-requisite for development.

The Leader of Official Opposition in Parliament, Hon Winifred Kiiza, called for enhancement of infrastructure and said all regions, devoid of their affiliations, were deserving.

“All citizens of Uganda pay taxes and Government of the day must ensure the services are equally distributed,” Hon Kiiza said.

The Minister for Information Communication Technology, Hon Richard Tumwebaze said Government would expand and improve infrastructure for mobile telephony.

He said Government would honour the pledges of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on enhancing infrastructure in the area.

He remarked that NRM Government would ensure equal services are rendered to all citizens.

The Minister of State for East African Community Affairs, Hon Julius Wandera Maganda said the location of Moyo district and the West Nile generally was strategic and it would open up the entire region.  He pledged to ensure the Ministry for EAC Affairs undertakes sensitization in the area.

The Party Leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Major Gen Mugisha Muntu urged the EAC region to ensure peace and security prevails.

“Conflict is costly. We have all seen what is happening in the neighbouring countries of South Sudan, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is important for us to build strong institutions and adhere to the fully committing to democracy,” he said.

On his part, the Deputy Secretary General of NRM, Richard Todwong rallied the region to stay united so as to ensure progress is realized.

A number of activities were held during that climaxed in the celebrations.  The activities included key workshops, sporting activities and cultural events.


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