Kalungu By-election: Museveni Campaigns for NRM Flag Bearer

Uganda’s president and chairman of ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Yoweri Museveni has pledged to set up more government-aided schools to the residents Kalungu District in an effort to better education services in the district.

The President was campaigning for Richard Kyabaggu, the NRM flag-bearer in the Kalungu LC5 Chairperson by-election slated for Thursday, 31st August 2017.

President Museveni arriving at the rally

“Of the 89 parishes in Kalungu, 84 have government-aided primary schools. Kyabaggu will have the task of ensuring the remaining five are attended to,” Museveni said.

“There are 21 secondary schools with only Lukaya Town Council lacking this facility. They will get one,” he added.

President Museveni speaking to NRM Supporters in Kalungu on Tuesday

The President also assured the residents of Bwesa Parish, Kalungu East that he is aware of the problem of electricity in the area.

He noted that the delay in connection of electricity in Bwesa is because government recently worked on the road in the area.

“When you work on the road, you cannot immediately work on the electricity at the same time. We work on one project at a time because of the limited resources we have. Even God created the world in six days, one step at a time,” the President explained.

Museveni greets supporters at the rally

He revealed that areas like Lukaya, Kiyaga, Muluula, Nabwato will be connected soon as government got money from Abu Dhabi to undertake the project.

“Every area will be connected,” Museveni Pledged.

Museveni shares a moment with NRM leaders

Court of Appeal judges in May this year declared the Kalulungu District LC5 Chairperson post vacant and ordered a by-election after Democratic Party (DP)’s Emmanuel Musoke rejected the results from the February 2016 polls and petitioned the High Court accusing the Electoral Commission of fabricating results Declaration Forms from some polling stations to deny him victory.

Tricia Ishimwe