Rival candidates unite for NRMs Kangwagye as President calls for reconciliation in Bukanga by elections

Monday 25th November 2013

President Museveni’s positive call to candidates who lost in the NRM primaries to rally behind the NRM flag bearer and ensure the party’s success in the by elections slated for 26thNov 2013 yesterday saw four contestants, namely Jackline Asiimwe, SostinTaremwa, Jeremiah Kamurali and Lt. David Abahaire step forward to declare their full support for Steven Kangwagye, setting the stage for a clear win.

The President also appealed to Nathan Byanyima a hitherto staunch NRM supporter who is standing as an independent candidate to avoid creating division within the Movement and practice reconciliation and flexibility. He said this will ensure that movement supporters continue working together.

The President who was on a campaign trail in Insigiro to drum up support for the NRM flag bearer Kangwagye yesterday addressed two campaign rallies at Kiyenje Primary School gounds and Ngarama Sub county grounds in Bukanga county. He appealed to the people of Bukanga to vote for Steven Kangwagye as the new area member of parliament to ensure continuity of government programmes and development. He handed over the NRM flag to Kangawagye and urged the gathering to support him during the forthcoming elections.

The seat fell vacant following the sudden death of the area MP, Gregory Mutovu.

The President who also commissioned part of the 295 km electricity line in Ngarama which runs from Rakai to Isingiro District, said government is addressing the issue of improved service delivery to the people as a priority. The power line which cost US $8 million is to serve the Districts of Rakai, Isingiro, Lyantonde and Sembabule.

‘Government has already ensured peace which is a paramount component in development and has maintained this by ensuring a strong national army. Government also introduced both UPE and USE programs in order to ensure that the children of the low income earners access education,” he said, warning education officials involved in levying illegal charges in the operation of the UPE and USE Schools to stop it.

Following complaints from the public over their bananas being taxed, he said that the central government does not subscribe to agricultural and livestock products being taxed and called on the local governments to stop the practice.

The President called on the people of Ngarama Sub County to be patriotic and advised them to respect and live in harmony with the consumers since they enable their income generating ventures.

The NRM flag bearer Steven Kangwagye revealed that the people of Bukanga are fully united and law abiding. He saluted the President for providing essential services including infrastructure development in the region.

The President later visited the home of the deceased MP Gregory Matovu and paid his last respects at his grave in Nyaanungu village.

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