By Vision reporter
Three fiery political nemeses in Busoga, have agreed to burry their differences and work for the development of their region.
New Vision has learnt that the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, Daudi Migereko, the Minister for Lands and Asuman Kiyingi, the state minister for regional cooperation, buried the hatchet at a meeting in Jinja on Wednesday.
The three NRM bigwigs agreed to concentrate on lobbying for “affirmative action.”
“Busoga region requires specific interventions by way of affirmative action to address the poverty, social, economic and development challenges,”
Kiyingi said in a Facebook interface with New Vision. Kiyingi said during the meeting, the leaders resolved to work for unity across the political divide. The meeting, according to Kiyingi, was attended by all leaders in the region.
They also agreed to tackle bottlenecks affecting the National Agricultural Advisory Services programme.
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Kadaga is viewed by some actors in Busoga as the main power broker and political kingpin, but Kiyingi and Migereko reportedly think otherwise.
However, all three leaders deny that they harbour serious political differences.
Kiyingi said: “The meeting actually noted that one of the problems in Busoga was politicking.”
The general consensus at the meeting was that all politicians stop politicking about the 2016 elections and concentrate on solving issues affecting the communities.
The leaders also want to lobby the President for a special programme, which will address issues like infrastructure, increased production, agroprocessing, marketing and other economic issues.