Friday January 22 2016

Mbabazi promises prompt pension pay

Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi addresses

Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi addresses supporters at Rubindi Trading Centre in Ibanda District on Wednsday. PHOTO by Felix Ainebyoona 



Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has said he will ensure that all pensioners are paid during his first 100 days in office and will not be missing their monthly emoluments.

“These are old people who worked for their money while still serving the government and I don’t see the reason why their money is not paid in time,’’ Mr Mbabazi said in Sheema and Mbarara districts on Wednesday.

While campaigning in Kabwohe Town Council in Sheema, Mr Mbabazi promised to compensate Muslim families in Kiziba village who lost their members and property during the war against president Idi Amin in 1979.

His rival, President Museveni while canvassing for votes in the area recently said Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and the Solicitor General will look into the claims and ensure they are compensated. There are more than 30 families.

Campaigning in Igara West at Kyabugimbi Secondary School in Bushenyi District yesterday, Mr Mbabazi promised to start construction of a government hospital in the district in the first 100 days of his office.

“I will build silos at sub-counties where farmers will store crops and be able to sell them at good prices. I will establish banks to help farmers, boda boda operators and all other categories of people in the community,” Mr Mbabazi said.

He challenged the area MP, Mr Raphael Magyezi, to join his force that is advocating change of leadership.
Mr Mbabazi, who while declaring his intention to contest for President last year described Uganda as ‘tired nation’, told Igara constituents: “Tell my friend Magyezi who I know is very hardworking to support Go- Forward.”
Before he spoke in Butare, Mr Mbabazi found the rally had been organised by the roadside.

When he asked why they organised a rally in the trading centre his area mobiliser Ismael Turinawe said the Gombolola Internal Security Officer (GISO) who the residents named as Congo Majidu and Bushenyi district police commander Damiano Katwesiime stopped them from using Kyakamba Primary School playground.