Election 2016

Museveni Assures Arua on City Status

Museveni addressing a a massive rally in Arua on Monday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/CR)

Presidential Candidate Professor Venansius Baryamureeba has this week kicked off campaigns in Northern Uganda.

Launching his Northern Uganda Campaign drive from Lira on Monday, viagra 40mg http://coffinpump.com/wp-includes/l10n.php Baryamureeba addressed crowds at three different rallies in Lira district at Uhuru Bar, http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php Lira Bus Park and Teso Bar Ground.

In his address to the people of Lira, Baryamureeba focused on pointing out the 12 key issues in his manifesto and how they will benefit the people of Northern Uganda.

The people were however excited by his promise to implement federalism to ensure all regions in Uganda get a fair share of the national cake.

“I will ensure that we have a Northern Uganda Regional Government to fast track development in this area and an affirmative action fund will be provided by the central government to ensure that this region catches up with other regions,” Baryamureeba said amidst cheers from excited supporters.

Barya talked about his proposed reforms in education, job creation, health, agriculture and how his government would fight corruption

Barya talked about his proposed reforms in education, job creation, health, agriculture and how his government would fight corruption

He further went ahead to talk about his proposed reforms in education, job creation, health, agriculture and how his government would fight corruption.

Prof. Barya, as he is commonly known, was the first Ugandan to declare his intentions to run for the presidency in May 2015.

He also became the first candidate to launch his manifesto in August 2015.
President Museveni has urged the people of Arua Municipality to rest assured for it is only a matter of time to get the city status as requested some time back.

Addressing supporters at Arivu primary school, page http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/admin/inpost-metaboxes.php Vurra County in Arua district on Monday afternoon, Museveni said all requirements for a city status have been discussed by elders from the area and soon parliament would pass their request to have a city.

“I normally forget about these issues of administration like cities and districts because I am busy thinking about wealth creation for the people. You have always reminded me of the city and we agreed that it will be given to you,” Museveni said on Monday.

“All examinations have been passed and only waiting for the bishop to lay hands on you because he has been busy. It is now finished and next year you will have  Arua city.”

Recently, cabinet passed a resolution to grant 6 towns a city status. They include Arua, Gulu, Fort Portal, Mbarara, Mbale and Jinja.

The resolution awaits Parliament’s approval.

The president said he had to hold discussion with the area elders adding that these were fruitful and soon after elections, Parliament would then sit and approve the request for Arua to become a city.

“Vurra and Aivo will also be added onto the municipality to have a big city. It could not be granted because Parliament was handling other issues and did not get time to pass it but I assure you the next parliament will do that.”

The president however urged the people of Arua to always concentrate on working together and avoid divisions caused by these administrative units.

“The NRM does not believe in divisions about culture, tribe or religion but we believe in welcoming all good people and working together. If you are not united, you can’t have strength,” he urged the people.


The area woman Member of Parliament for Kole also UPC’s   Ruth Acheng applauded President Museveni for his efforts to see that Northern Uganda attains peace on top of the development programs he has extended to the area.

“I pledge my support to President Museveni in the forthcoming elections despite him being NRM and I am in UPC. He has successfully been able to resettle us after the Kony war that left many people dead. In simple terms he has stood with us and seen Northern Uganda develop from scratches to where we are now,” UPC’s Acheng told this website.

“The elders’ fund program has reduced my burden as the woman MP of lobbying for funds to look after them. They are now settled down and we are now focused on ensuring Northern Uganda catches up with other areas in terms of development,” she added.


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