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Museveni backs split of Nakaseke district

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th December 2009 03:00 AM

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has consented to the creation of a second constituency from Nakaseke as requested by the district chairman, Ignatius Koomu.

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has consented to the creation of a second constituency from Nakaseke as requested by the district chairman, Ignatius Koomu.

By Fredrick Kiwanuka

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has consented to the creation of a second constituency from Nakaseke as requested by the district chairman, Ignatius Koomu.

Koomu said the district was too big to be represented by one person.

“We shall talk to the Electoral Commission and I think they will not object. We who used to walk across the area shall be witnesses because we know how big it is,” Museveni said, adding that the same would be done to Nakasongola district.

Museveni waged a liberation war in the region which brought his NRM into power in 1980.

Although it is a district, Nakaseke is still considered as one constituency represented by Syda Bbumba and Nakasongola represented by Peter Nyombi.

Museveni was speaking during Christmas prayers at St. Peter’s Church Kuffu in Nakaseke district.

He urged the people to join government programmes such as the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) to improve their livelihoods.
The president wondered why the people of Nakaseke were poor despite the abundant natural resources in the area.

He said he would return in March to mobilise the people to get involved in income-generating activities.

Museveni urged implementers of government programmes to be transparent and keep in touch with the people so that they know what is happening on the ground.

He said he would revisit the NAADS programme, to find out its problems.
This was after a resident, Juliet Nalumoso, complained that all the 200 chicken that she got under the programme died due to lack of food.

“What does it mean to give hens to a person without feeds. Isn’t that negligence? I am going to scrutinise NAADS and if it is the implementers who have a problem, we shall find out,” Museveni said.

St. Peter’s Church, where Museveni prayed with other former bush combatants, stands at a site that used to be NRA’s Luttamaguzi camp in the infant stages of the six-year long war.

The construction of the 200 capacity village church, funded by the State House, was undertaken by the UPDF engineering department and supervised by the First Lady, Janet Museveni.

Museveni said he constructed the church after being asked by Can. Benezeeri Wamala, a NRA collaborator who also used to preach to the NRA guerrilla fighters in the bush. Wamala is now dead.

Museveni backs split of Nakaseke district

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