By Obed Kithende
KABAROLE: Leaders from Kabarole district have been irked by the failure by President Museveni to fulfil his election pledge to the district.
This was revealed by the district chairperson, Richard Rwabuhinga during a fundraising drive for Kayisule SDA Church in Karangura Sub-county held at the church recently.
Rwabuhinga told the congregation that while addressing a campaign rally during the 2016 presidential election at Kitarasa Primary School, President Museveni pledged to construct and tarmac a security road stretching from Kichwamba in Kabarole district to Rwagimba in Bunyangabu district via Kazingo and Mitandi but this has not been done to date.
Rwabuhinga is optimistic that once the road is constructed, it will boost business and agriculture, create jobs as well as improve service delivery in the area.
The politician therefore requested the State Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Godfrey Baluku Kabbyanga who was the chief guest at the event to remind the president of his unfulfilled pledges to the people in the district.
Rwabuhinga also told the minister that some areas in Kabarole district, especially the mountainous ones, still lack electricity and requested the Minister to lobby the government to fulfill its pledges to his people.
Responding to the concerns, Minister Kabbyanga pledged to follow –up all the pledges with the responsible government ministries and later give the leaders feedback.
Minister Kabbyanga used the same platform to reveal that all Ministers hailing from the Rwenzori sub region want all the districts in the region declared hard to- reach so that all civil servants in the region including teachers and health workers begin benefiting from the allowances that government gives to civil servants working in the hard to- reach areas in the country.
Earlier in his sermon, Pr. Robert Bwambale from Kasese Better Living Centre, who represented the president of Rwenzori Field, Pr. Ezekiel Mutwanga, urged the Christians to educate their children to enable them to live a happy life in future.