The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential Flag bearer, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has pledged to uplift the economic status of Kabarole’s Burahya County through construction of multiple infrastructure projects. He made pledge while addressing residents of Kasenda Sub County at Nyabyeya Primary School on Tuesday December 22, 2020.
Amuriat promised to construct a tarmacked road that connects Kasenda to Rwiimi Town Council as soon as he assumes power in May 2021.
This, he said would address the dwindling prices of agricultural products and high maternal mortality rates. Amuriat attributed the challenges President Yoweri Museveni inept leadership style.
“Mr. Museveni won’t help you. He doesn’t even know that there exists such a bad road; he has never been to this community. When he comes here to Burahya, he remains in this woman’s home Muhanga (Margaret),” Amuriat pointed out.
“That is where the road construction ends, the rest of you are considered sub human beings who should go through a murram road of this type,” he added.
Furthermore, Amuriat also made a commitment to construct a modern health facility and technical school within that area.
“We are also going to build a technical school in this community because we know you have been improverished by Museveni. Your children might not be able to go beyond senior four so these children should go the technical schools and learn skills which can help them provide for their families,” he stated.
Amuriat vowed to allocate a portion of tourism revenues to residents living around the Queen Elizabeth Park.
Uganda’s made about 6 trillion shillings from tourism revenue in the 2018/2019 Financial Year according to the annual Tourism and Sector Performance Report.
However the Party says these remittances are meager and has in its manifesto laid plans to additionally spur 20 billion USD (73 billion shillings) through a five year investment which is likely to cost 50-100 Million USD.