By Abdulkarim Ssengendo
Rwampara MP Vincent Mujuni Kyamadidi has warned politicians whom he claims have been going round saying he abuses President Yoweri Museveni.
“I swear in the name of God who created this earth, I cannot and I have never abused the President, 100 tapes were played in the NRM disciplinary and they found none in which I abused the President. First of all I fear him because he is an old man and he liberated this country from dictatorship and as Ugandans we are proud of him and his leadership,” he said.
Kyamadidi made the remarks on Saturday while speaking at the general meeting of Mwizi Co-Operative Savings and Credit Soc.Ltd. The meeting which was attended by thousands of members of the SACCO took place at Mwizi Health Center III. Mwizi SACCO has over 2500 members and has made 320 profits in one year.
He said he recently met President Museveni and told him about these politicians. Kyamadidi also said he told the President that the NRM government was elected and as NRM legislators they have a social contract with people to work for them.
He said as NRM Leaders their main agenda was job creation and effective service delivery, adding that this cannot be done when civil servants and political leaders are corrupt and reluctant to implement it.
He added that the issues he talked about were those affecting people he represents and emphasized that he will not spare any government official involved in stealing government money.
“I support NRM but there are things I disagree with especially issues to deal with embezzling government money. We are not going to spare any person stealing people's money, we want to make corruption very expensive,” he said.
Kyamadidi caused uncontrollable laughter when he said he is hated for being poor and encouraged people of Mwizi to work hard and get out of poverty.
“Those people (politicians) are against me because am a poor man and they abuse me because I have nothing in my pocket. But when we go to class for an exam no one can defeat me,” Kyamadidi said.
He advised the people of Mwizi Sub County to learn how to save with banks or SACCOs, adding that the West developed because people had the culture of saving the little money they had.
The Mbarara Resident District Commission, Clement Kandole, urged members of Parliament to put in place a strong law to punish those stealing money for community projects like SACCOS.