Reconcile for development, Ugandan President urge Kayunga leaders
Written by Evans Wafula 2012-07-28 11:56:00 Read 351 Times
President Yoweri Museveni has urged Kayunga District movement leadersto reconcile and work together for the development of their Districtand use the available right forum to discuss and iron out theprevailing differences for the good of their people.
While meeting a delegation of Kayunga leaders led by the StateMinister for the Elderly and Disabled Suleiman Madada, at his Countryhome in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura District, the President said that as leaders may differ in their methods of work, it was important thatthey discuss and work together for the good of their people ratherthan conflicting and dividing the people for that may greatly workagainst development.
The President said the NRM as a mass party derives her strength fromthe people at the grass root and all the leaders performance must be inthe people’s interest. He said that leaders need to do a lot ofsocial-political research and establish the needs of the people theyserve so as to find solutions to those particular problems.
Rivalry between the Woman Member of Parliament Aidah Nantaba and theLC5 chairperson Eng. Stephen Dagada has caused tension in the Districtand slowed down efforts to resolves burning issues such as landdisputes and food shortages.
On the reported illegal evictions in the District that has resultedinto a number of conflicts the President said his government will notsit aside while citizens are illegally evicted. The President saidthat he was to use Kayunga District to launch a struggle against landgrabbing the way he used Luwero to launch a struggle againstdictatorship.
He attributed increased illegal evictions to the collusion between landlords and some organs of the state taking advantage of thepeasant’s ignorance about the prevailing land law that stringent andpasses heavy penalties to those evicting people illegally.
During the meeting the Kayunga leaders agreed to put aside theirdifferences and work together for the good of their people and thestrength of the National Resistance Movement.
Elsewhere in Mbale District, police has arrested Rodgers Mwale and is hunting forPatrick Mutenyo and his friend who is not yet identified on allegedly murder of one Wekesa Masaka who was beaten and stubbed todeath on July, 26, 2012 in Lumbuku village at Busiu Sub County inMbale District.
The Eastern Regional police spokes person Dianna Nandawula said that the three are alleged to have killed Wekesa Masaka after they suspected him of having stolen onions fromthe garden of a lady only identified as Losla.
The three suspects will be charged of murder if found guilty.
Nandawula said Wekesa’s body is currently at the MbaleReferral Hospital mortuary for postmortem and Rodgers Mwale isbeing held at the Mbale Central Police Station as theinvestigations on the matter and the hunt down for the other twoculprits continues.