President Museveni has urged the people of Arua Municipality to rest assured for it is only a matter of time to get the city status as requested some time back.
Addressing supporters at Arivu primary school, unhealthy http://deborahmillercounselor.com/wp-includes/ms-deprecated.php Vurra County in Arua district on Monday afternoon, this Museveni said all requirements for a city status have been discussed by elders from the area and soon parliament would pass their request to have a city.
“I normally forget about these issues of administration like cities and districts because I am busy thinking about wealth creation for the people. You have always reminded me of the city and we agreed that it will be given to you,” Museveni said on Monday.
“All examinations have been passed and only waiting for the bishop to lay hands on you because he has been busy. It is now finished and next year you will have Arua city.”
Recently, cabinet passed a resolution to grant 6 towns a city status. They include Arua, Gulu, Fort Portal, Mbarara, Mbale and Jinja.
The resolution awaits Parliament’s approval.
The president said he had to hold discussion with the area elders adding that these were fruitful and soon after elections, Parliament would then sit and approve the request for Arua to become a city.
“Vurra and Aivo will also be added onto the municipality to have a big city. It could not be granted because Parliament was handling other issues and did not get time to pass it but I assure you the next parliament will do that.”
The president however urged the people of Arua to always concentrate on working together and avoid divisions caused by these administrative units.
“The NRM does not believe in divisions about culture, tribe or religion but we believe in welcoming all good people and working together. If you are not united, you can’t have strength,” he urged the people.
The area woman Member of Parliament for Kole also UPC’s Ruth Acheng applauded President Museveni for his efforts to see that Northern Uganda attains peace on top of the development programs he has extended to the area.
“I pledge my support to President Museveni in the forthcoming elections despite him being NRM and I am in UPC. He has successfully been able to resettle us after the Kony war that left many people dead. In simple terms he has stood with us and seen Northern Uganda develop from scratches to where we are now,” UPC’s Acheng told this website.
“The elders’ fund program has reduced my burden as the woman MP of lobbying for funds to look after them. They are now settled down and we are now focused on ensuring Northern Uganda catches up with other areas in terms of development,” she added.
By Geoffrey Omara
The incumbent District LC 5 Chairman, dosage http://continentalagra.com/wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php Mr Bob Okae has asked the public to desist from voting Individuals but rather for political parties.
“We are going to campaign as a team and you don’t need to support the individuals but the party that is good for our country, symptoms he said.
Mr Okae was addressing his supporters at Apac Bomah grounds after his nomination.
The District Registrar, Mr Jimmy Mussimbi said they have decided to have two nomination centres in Aduku and Maruzi county for effective service delivery.
“We want free and fair campaign amongst the candidates and party leaders should desist from rigging the elections,” he said.
“Now that we are beginning the campaign next week, we need to work together and ensure that our votes are not rigged. Our votes should be protected,” Mr Mussimbi said.
He mentioned a number of developmental issues which his government has done that include, increasing the water coverage from 43% to 76% in Apac district, construction of road and schools among others.
Mr Okae was flanked by UPC flag bearer for Maruzi county and incumbent member of parliament for Maruzi county, Mr Maxwell Akora, Mr Geoffrey Ogwal Adyabo for Kwania county and UPC flag bearer for Apac woman MP Kelly Auma.
“UPC members are listening to different voices [presidential candidates]. There are members supporting Kizza Besigye, Amama Mbabazi and Museveni,” Mr Akora said.
He gave an example of his predecessor, Mr Olara Otunnu, who is supporting the Go Forward pressure group of candidate Mbabazi.
“On a personal note, we are looking at the future of this country. We want a peaceful transition but Museveni must not be part of it. And constitutionally, he will not stand in 2021 since he will be above 75 years,” Mr Akora said.
Article 103(b) of the Constitution bars a person under the age of 35 and above 75 to be elected president.