Leaders in Masindi district have expressed their concern over unfulfilled presidential pledges made during the campaigns for the 2016 presidential elections.
The concerns were raised recently during the commemoration of the belated Independence Day for Masindi district held at Kikingura Primary School in Bwijanga Sub County, Bujenje County.
According to Deo Rubanjwa, the LC1 Chairperson of Kikingura Village, while campaigning at Kikingura Primary School Playground, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni pledged to construct for them a memorial secondary school and tarmac roads in their area.
Rubanjwa noted that if the above pledges were fulfilled, their children would be studying in a decent school, and there would be easy accessibility to places due to a good road network. He therefore asked the leaders in the district to follow up on the presidential pledges.
The Bwijanga LC3 Chairperson, James Mudede, challenged the government to implement the presidential pledges, noting that the president pledged to tarmac Ikoba-Kikingura Road, Kikingura-Ntooma-Kasokwa – Kyankwanzi Road, and others.
While responding to the presidential pledges, Emmy Ngabirano, the RDC Masindi, who was the chief guest, said some of the pledges would be done by the district. He also asked the leaders to engage their area members of parliament and the district leadership to follow up on the pledges.
The Masindi district LCV Chairperson, Cosmas Byaruhanga, assured the residents that Bwijanga secondary school, which was a memorial school pledge, is in the pipeline, and a pledged bridge will also be worked on, adding that recently he had three working days in Kampala to follow up on the presidential pledges.
Byaruhanga said that since the president has many pledges and matters to handle, they engage the prime minister to ensure the presidential pledges are fulfilled, noting that the minister for roads assured them that the above roads will be taken over by the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).’