RUKIGA RESIDENTS PROTEST AGAINST MUSEVENI’S UN FULFILLED PROMISES
Residents in Rukiga district have expressed their dissatisfaction over the promises made by the president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni during his campaigns for the 2016 elections which included best services but nothing has been fulfilled.
Their frustration was shown in peaceful protests which were held in the Sub-Counties of Kashambya, Rwamucucu, Kamwezi and Muhanga Town Council.
Jackson Bitariho Kijiko, one of the protesters said he regretted campaigning for President Museveni and the NRM in the past elections noting that Rukiga used to be an FDC stronghold, but the President promised them a better life if they got rid of the opposition but nothing has been received.
Rogers Kalenzi, another protester said the people’s hopes were raised when President Museveni appointed their area Member of Parliament, Herbert Kabafunzaki into cabinet, but were devastated when he was dropped.
Prossy Abenanye, another protester said, disclosed that most of the roads in the district are impassable despite the president promising to upgrade them.
David Byarugaba said their main concern is the Kamwezi-Muhanga-Kisiizi road which was greatly affected by floods during the rainy season thus hindering the transportation of commodities.
Rukiga district has since September last year suffered from the negative effects of heavy rains as residents decry the sweeping away of their gardens, houses and roads.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website