District boss, MP clash over family planning
Posted Tuesday, February 12 2013 at 02:00
Health issues. While the chairperson says there should be more births so the district could get a hospital, the MP insists on family planning.
Namayingo District Chairman Wilber Obondo and Bukhooli South MP Dede Mayende have disagreed on the launch of a campaign to encourage people to have more children.
Mr Obondo says the campaign is meant to boost the district population.
The clash, which started during district celebrations to mark the 27th NRM anniversary last week, began with the LC5 boss decrying the poor state of roads, health facilities and failure by the government to return Shs342 million sent back to Ministry of Finance after before the end of last financial year.
He said it was untenable for a district not to have a hospital and that when approached, Health Minister Christine Ondoa said he was said Namayingo could not get a fully-fledged hospital because its population was less than 50,000.
Mr Mayende, however, urged the public to ignore the latter’s advice, saying the people should only give birth to children they are able to look after.
The legislator also lcriticised the district leadership and the District Service Commission, accusing them of favouritism and corruption, which undermined development.
The Senior Presidential Advisor on Resident District Commissioners’ Affairs, Hajj Muhammad Mayanja, who presided over the celebrations, urged the two leaders to bury the hatchet and work for the good of the district.