By Allan Mugabe
Rukungiri district leaders have accused the government of neglecting it in the whole of Kigezi sub region.
Leaders claim that Rukungiri is left behind when the government is distributing resources compared to other districts in Uganda.
The district is the home district of the 4 times presidential aspirant Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye and is popularly known in the country for political oposition.
Last year in June, President Yoweri Museveni, together with a caravan of NRM popular figure allegedly poured more than three billion shillings in Rukungiri district in support of the NRM candidate Winnie Matsiko but were unfortunately defeated by the opposition, FDC.
During the Saturdays parliamentary outreach program in Kigezi sub region that happened at Cephas inn Kabale, the Rukungiri LCV chairman Katebire Andrwson cried to honorable David Bahati and government to consider Rukungiri district, saying its also the district in Uganda.
Rukungiri has been left out in many beneficial government projects yet other neighboring districts are benefiting. This could lead to under development and little service delivery, Katebire said.
According to chairman Katebire, the district does not benefit from the social assistance grants fir empowerment (SAGE), a government project that gives out money to assist the senior citizens of Uganda. Also that the district doesnt benefit from the Uganda support to municipal infrastructure development program (USMID), a project that enhances the institutional performances in most municipalities in the country
Speaking in that regard, Minister of state for planning in the ministry of finance, David Bahati promised to follow up their issue.
He said the government of Uganda wasnt revenging because of the district being almost 100 percent opposition.
Justus Turyamubona, the speaker Rukungiri ditrict council speaking on the matter said it was quite bad, but insisted it could have happened by accident and hoped government would consider them next time since they have reminded them.
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