Museveni probes Bulambuli water projects
Publish Date: Dec 08, 2010
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By Vision reporter

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni plans to institute a probe into the use of sh300m sent to Bulambuli district for community water provision.

He made the disclosure during a rally held at Bungwayi Primary School last evening in the district.

Museveni said the Government provides about sh300m for water projects in the district. Supporters said they knew nothing of it.

This prompted him to ask for an explanation from the district authorities. Attempts by district councillor Wilson Wamburu to explain how the funds were used drew boos from the crowd.

The President then called the deputy chief administrative officer, Richard Mandete, who was also silenced as the crowd went wild, demanding for their sacking.
Asked to explain how much the Government spends on the provision of clean water, the water state minister, Jennifer Namuyangu, said huge amounts of money were remitted to all districts annually for water provision.

Museveni urged the supporters to embrace the Prosperity for All programme, which he said would increase their household incomes.

He told the supporters that a new strategy had been adopted in the running of the National Agricultural Advisory Services programme. Its operations will no longer be based at the district or sub-county level, but at the village level.

The President explained that every villager above the age of 18 would participate in decision-making through a village development cell, which decides what investments to make.

This, he said, was a more transparent system, which would encourage accountability.

Museveni enumerated his achievements, which include ending the insurgency in the northern and eastern parts of the country and disarming Karimojong cattle rustlers.

The President said enrolment in both primary and secondary schools had gone up. He re-echoed the decision to extend free education to A’ level and technical schools, effective next year.

Museveni also promised that Buginyanyi, Bwago, Buluganya, and Tunyi secondary schools would be renovated.

Health care, he added, had greatly improved especially through the newly-constructed health centres at parish level.

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