By Nelson Twinamatsiko and Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
The new contestant in Igara East parliamentary race;Mr. Benjamin Katana has pledged to be the strong voice of Igara East constituency if he is elected MP in the forthcoming by-election.
Katana says Igara East constituency is not fully represented in parliament because their former MP;Andrew Martial had failed to make a forum to collect views from his constituents about developmental issues and his working in parliament.
In an exclusive interview with www.mknewslink.com editor yesterday in Bushenyi town, Katana said if he is elected the area MP, he will hold quarterly dialogues at sub-county level where all voters will give their views about developmental projects to be done.
He said his priority areas will be schools where he will mobilize parents to get involved in affairs of running their respective schools.
He added that he will lobby NGOs to fund education in his constituency.
Katana also pledged to launch a legal Aid project to help women and children who cannot afford to hire lawyers to plead their land disputes.
Igara East parliamentary seat fell vacant on 3rd October 2017 when Court of Appeal nullified Andrew Martial’s election arguing it was characterized by vote rigging and many irregularities.
Katana is ready to tussle it out with Micheal Mawanda Maranga, Andrew Martial and Bernards Kananura; a business man based in Kampala.
Source:www.mknewslink.com ; a western Uganda news website