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Ruhaama hails First Lady

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th August 2010 03:00 AM

THE people of Ruhaama in Ntungamo district have praised the First Lady, Janet Museveni, for her performance as area MP, saying her re-election was guaranteed even if she did not campaign.

THE people of Ruhaama in Ntungamo district have praised the First Lady, Janet Museveni, for her performance as area MP, saying her re-election was guaranteed even if she did not campaign.

By Vision Reporters

THE people of Ruhaama in Ntungamo district have praised the First Lady, Janet Museveni, for her performance as area MP, saying her re-election was guaranteed even if she did not campaign.

They said her performance speaks for itself through the various development projects she started and she should, therefore, be reinstated as area MP to continue steering Ruhaama’s journey to transformation.

During Mrs. Janet Museveni’s campaign trail in the seven sub-counties of Ruhaama for NRM party MP flag-bearer last week, she was welcomed by large crowds of people chanting “No change, Janet Agumizemu Amaririze” (meaning she should continue as area MP to accomplish the work she started).

Various people, including the seven sub-county NRM chairpersons, gave testimonies on Mrs. Museveni’s achievements during her five-year term.

These include supporting income-generation for the poor through heifer, goats and poultry projects, giving grain milling machines to women associations, introducing a micro-credit scheme and capacity-building.

They said the First Lady had, with the support of friends from within and outside Uganda, constructed classrooms in many schools, which had very poor infrastructure and supported capacity building for teachers to enhance their performance.

The people pointed out that health facilities had been renovated, new wards and doctors’ houses constructed at Itojo Hospital and Kitwe health centre and assorted medical equipment donated to health units and mosquito nets to families. School children have also been sensitised on behavioural change to avoid HIV/AIDS, the voters said.

They added that Mrs. Museveni has tried to address the challenge of clean water, especially in schools by drilling boreholes, supported improved agriculture through mechanisation, distribution of coffee seedlings and study tours and started a tree-planting campaign on bare hills to protect the environment.

Addressing the people in the different sub-counties, Mrs. Museveni thanked the people of Ruhaama for having put their trust in her for the last five years, and said if given more time as their representative to Parliament, they will work together to continue building on the foundation they have laid in the constituency.

“We started from very far and the work needs to be completed. I am sure we shall have accomplished it in these coming five years,” she said.

Mrs. Museveni said she would continue with the improvement of classrooms and that the Government plans to construct teachers’ houses, which are still lacking in many schools, to bring water nearer to the people, work on bad roads, and mobilise people to increase on their household incomes to eradicate poverty.

The First Lady said she will emphasise the microfinance programme to ensure improved incomes for Ruhaama families.

However, she called upon the residents to play their roles and work hard to increase their household incomes, saying the Government cannot do everything for them.

Mrs. Museveni cautioned residents against burning grass on hills and instead plant more trees and carefully look after the environment to avoid the consequences of bare hills like soil erosion and infertility and desertification.

She reminded them to turn up in big numbers, make best choices and vote those people who will benefit the NRM as its flag-bearers.

Ruhaama hails First Lady

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