BY WILBER MUHWEZI-KASIBANTE
Embattled Igara east member of parliament Hon Andrew Martail is under stern criticisms from his electorates for having abandoned the constituency ever since he was elected as the area mp early last year
Speaking at function to raise funds for the renovation of Bumbaire sub-county, Joseph Abaho the lc111 councilor for Numba parish in Bumbaire igara east constituency decried his habit of missing functions.
He said he was invited to be the chief guest at the function yesterday but he was nowhere to be seen and opted to send Peter Rwakifari former Bushenyi LC5 contestant to represent him attracting cheers and boos from the people as he moved forward to read the one million shillings message which was not even in cash.
Councilor Abaaho noted that MP martial promised to hold a meeting in Kampala the people of Bumbaire sub-county and bring their contributions but nothing was brought to the fundraising.
At a recent function at the same sub-county for farmers of the bananas, Martial was represented by his mother and contributed 100,000=.
One of the voters Pius Murabirizi from kyabugimbi regretted why Igara East voted martial to power adding that he has not seen him anywhere in their constituency just like other MP’s do to their constituents
The mp who is under fire missed a well organized function in constituency at Ruhumuro sub-county early this year which was graced by the 2nd deputy prime minister kirunda kivejinja as well as the district NRM day in kizinda not forgetting the women’s day celebrations at st kagwa on Friday and all these functions he was invited, leaving questions to voters whether he is still representing them.
Martial has an election petition in the high court filed by the former MP Micheal Mawanda accusing him of stealing his votes. Bushenyi EC registrar declared that martial won by 200 votes. Some voters told this editor of www.mknewslink.com that if MP martial loses the petition he will have an uphill task to win the by-election.
Efforts to reach MP martial on phone were futile as his known mobile phone was switched off. Rwakifari who represented him at Bumbaire fundaraing yesterday said that he did not know the MP was missing functions.