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Lukyamuzi eyes presidency

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th March 2002 03:00 AM

LUBAGA South MP John Ken Lukyamuzi has said he intends to contest in the presidential elections in 2006 on the environmental ticket.

LUBAGA South MP John Ken Lukyamuzi has said he intends to contest in the presidential elections in 2006 on the environmental ticket.

LUBAGA South MP John Ken Lukyamuzi has said he intends to contest in the presidential elections in 2006 on the environmental ticket. Lukyamuzi advised environmentalists that if there is change in government they would recover Butamiira Forest Reserve from the Madhvani Group of Companies. He told a press conference at Parliament Buildings yesterday that he had written to the Inspector General of Government requesting him to investigate allegations made in Parliament by the area MP, Dr. Frank Nabwiso. The allegations were that “Butamiira had been given away in appreciation of the funds given during the recent presidential elections”. Lukyamuzi told The New Vision after the press conference that he was considering standing for president. “If in 2006 I do not spot a presidential candidate capable of addressing environmental issues substantially, I will not hesitate to contest for that seat,” Lukyamuzi, who is vice-chairperson of the committee, said. He attacked government and the chairperson of the committee on natural resources, Hillary Onek, over the forest reserve. Last Thursday, the Government got parliamentary approval to lease over 1,000 hectares of the forest to Madhvani. But Lukyamuzi, who also threatened to resign from the committee said, “I deplore the circumstances in which the addendum to the report of the committee on Butamiira was unceremoniously passed.”

Lukyamuzi eyes presidency

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