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District boss, NRM party leaders disagree

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th February 2010 03:00 AM

THE Nakasongola resident district commissioner, David Masereka, has disagreed with the district NRM party leaders over demands that the area be given special treatment for supporting the NRM government.

By Frederick Kiwanuka

THE Nakasongola resident district commissioner, David Masereka, has disagreed with the district NRM party leaders over demands that the area be given special treatment for supporting the NRM government.

He was speaking during the district party conference held in Nakitoma sub-county last week.

The leaders demanded that the residents of Nakasongola and other pro-NRM districts be given special incentives in terms of development projects as a reward for their support.

Masereka said they should instead join government programmes so that they are helped like other Ugandans.

“If you are a supporter of the Movement and you want to be helped, join government programmes because there is no service that will benefit Movement supporters alone,” he said.

Masereka cautioned the party leaders not to expect material gain because of their positions.

“When you join politics, you do not go to make money, but to serve people,” he said.

Masereka said although the Movement leaders had not got benefits as party supporters, the Government had rewarded them as a district.

He cited the creation of Nakasongola district in 1997, which is employing 240 residents; the creation of the Sabaruuli institution and the passing of the land law, which protects residents from being evicted.

The Nakitoma LC3 chairperson, Samuel Butagasa, who presided over the meeting, had proposed that the Government establishes a special fund to provide developmental loans to Movement supporters in pro-NRM districts.

He attacked the NRM secretariat for failing to bridge the communication gap with its lower structures.

District boss, NRM party leaders disagree

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