Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has warned Bunyangabu district authorities against feeding him on lies especially on issues related to service delivery in the area.
He was speaking during commemoration of the International Women’s Day at Rwimi Primary School grounds in Bunyangabu district on Friday.
The warning stemmed from the submission of Adolf Mwesige, the Defense and Veterans Affairs Minister who also doubles as the Bunyangabu County Member of Parliament, who noted that the district was running smoothly without any challenges. The minister claimed that all roads in roads in the district have been repaired and electricity extended to all sub counties.
However, to the president’s shock, residents opposed the minister’s submission, saying he was lying. The said most of the roads in their sub counties are in sorry state, while some of their sub counties don’t have power.
The president called forward one of the residents identified as Ramathan Happy to give him details about the minister’s lies. Ramadhan told the president that Kabonero Sub County doesn’t have power while in other sub counties, electricity stops at the main road.
Mwesige quickly admitted that it was false that all areas had been connected to electricity but said efforts are underway to ensure they get connected. Museveni said it was a very wrong move by the minister to show that all is well in the district.
The President also summoned the Bunyangabu Chief Administrative Officer – CAO Nsungwa Ruhweeza to explain why he had told him that all the roads were in a good state yet in actual sense the roads are in sorry state.
Ruhweeza explained that the roads are always repaired but the district lacks gravel, an excuse the president rejected and tasked him to ensure all roads are repaired immediately.
Museveni was also pissed off by other issues like the rampant theft of public resources and bad agricultural practices and tasked the responsible officers to rectify before he takes action. At the same event, the chairperson of National Women Council, Faridah Kibowa decried the little funding to Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme – UWEP.
According to Kibowa, since the program started in 2015, only 9300 women groups have received funding to a tune of Shillings 37.8 billion yet the demand is too high.
Museveni pledged to ensure the funding is increased because he has realized that the program is on track. Ends.