Officials threaten to storm State House
Posted Wednesday, February 20 2013 at 02:00
Losing patience. The Buyende District officials say they are tired of waiting for the pledges the President has been making since 1986.
Leaders from Buyende District have threatened to storm State House early next month over the unfulfilled pledges by the President.
Speaking at a function officiated by the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, the district chairman, Mr Michael Kanaku, said the decision to visit the President was reached after consultations between elders and the district leadership.
“Madam Speaker, we shall early March visit your office to seek guidance on how to get to State House. We want to remind and express our dissatisfaction to the President for the numerous promises he has made to us,” Mr Kanaku said, adding that the pledges go as far as 1986.
He was speaking at Kidera Sub-county headquarters on Sunday at the launch of a communication and mobility access programme for Village Health Team funded by a local NGO, First African Bicycle Information Organisation (FABIO).
Among the issues they raised was the ferry that Mr Museveni promised to put on Lake Kyoga to link Busoga and Lango, and the tarmacking of Kamuli-Kidera road.
Mr Kanaku also decried the poor state of health facilities, most of which he said are in a state of despair.
Ms Kadaga urged the leaders to go to State House, saying she will help them arrange a meeting with the President.
She also asked the State Minister for Primary Health Care, Ms Sarah Opendi, who attended the function, to take note of the health issues raised.
Kidera Sub-county chairman William Kiiza Wagumale said failure to fulfil the promises was making the National Resistance Movement lose support in the district.