Amuru. The Lamogi clan chief Martin Otinga Otto Yai Otuka has asked his subjects to vote for President Museveni in 2016 presidential polls, saying he has honoured pledges to develop the chiefdom.
The chief made the remarks while speaking to residents at his home in Guru-guru village Lamogi Sub-county, Amuru District, while receiving a new Pajero donated to him by Mr Museveni on Friday.
The vehicle was handed to him by NRM flag bearer for the Amuru Woman MP seat, Ms Jane Francesca Amongin Okili, on behalf of the President.
“I want to appreciate the President for this new vehicle he gave me, we requested for it in March this year and it has come. Mr Museveni has also promised many other developments in the area, including construction of a technical school,” said Rwot Otinga.
Other pledges he said the President made included promoting tourism at the Lamogi Hills and erection of a monument at the cave on the hills where residents rebelled against British rule in 1911.
The chief said he would use the vehicle to tour primary schools in the area in order to boost the morale of school teachers and the pupils.
The Kilak County MP in Amuru, Mr Gilbert Olanya, hailed Mr Museveni for providing transport to the Lamogi chief.
He said the chief had been relying on boda bodas for transport.
“I believe the vehicle will help the chief in reaching out to his subjects and monitoring cultural activities,” Mr Olanya said in an interview with Daily Monitor.
He, however, said the vehicle should not be used for politics, saying in case the chief starts to openly rally his subjects to support Mr Museveni, he will be reminded that the vehicle was purchased using taxpayers money.