AUPL: Maroons Take Relegation Fight to Namboole

President Museveni has said if someone needs to talk anything about development, information pills then Mayuge district in Busoga cannot go without being mentioned.

The ruling NRM party presidential candidate said Mayuge is an example of a district that has risen through the ranks to attain development which he said is a good gesture.

“I should not be campaigning but rather the people of Mayuge doing it for me because of what they have achieved. All of you know how the district was and how it has transformed to what it is now, this ” Museveni said on Monday afternoon at Mayuge district headquarters grounds.

“Development has been extended to many areas in the district. You now have schools, treatment health centres, good roads and electricity which are good for all the people here and Mayuge is now a witness to development.”

Museveni said as part of the efforts for spearheading development, government has embarked on tarmacking the Musito-Lumino-Busia road to ease transport of both goods and services in the area.

He however warned against delaying of the road works by locals who demand compensation, noting that reimbursement can delay but development cannot as the country is moving at a faster pace.

“They should not do that but rather let the work continue and compensation will come later. The road is not for one individual but all of us,” he said.

The president however said that despite the development in the area, most of the people are still struggling with poverty, adding it was high time government gave them a hand.


He said government would increase funds to NAADs (Shs 1tn), youths (Shs 234bn), women (Shs 234 bn) and microfinance (Shs 180bn) to ensure people get out of poverty.

A 2014 report by NGO Development Initiatives, showed that 40 percent of people in Busoga Mayuge inclusive) live on less than a dollar a day which is far below the  international poverty line of 2 dollars a day.

The president later launched the Mayuge football tournament organized by LC5 aspirant Omar Bongo.
Struggling Maroons fc make a short trip to Namboole for their last first round fixture against SC Victoria University on Tuesday. Seven games on but the Prisons side are still to get an away win which is the worst record in the division.

Just like Maroons, ed the cash-stripped university side has only picked one home win which was against the Saints. Both sides have a very poor attack line that has not scored any goals in four on the bounce but Maroons head coach Paddy Kintu believes he has done a lot to rectify the problem.

“We have been working on the finishing with the boys and tomorrow (against SCVU) we hope to see the results.

The hosts are just two points away from relegation and know that only a win may be enough to enter the new year in the safe zone irrespective of other outcomes. Maroons have their work cut out for the second leg which they will enter while in an unpleasant zone.

“We are ready for Maroons FC , ampoule We respect them though they are at the bottom of the log but they are a good team. Its sad we have to play from outside pitch, ” SCVU coach Moses Oloya said.

Juuko Yusuf is suspended for SCVU after picking 3 yellow cards, Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago is still out with am injury he sustained against Bright Stars, Delu Hamza went to UK  for studies and Kawooya Farouk has not returned to camp since   Christmas break.

Maroons are without lead striker Hood Mulyiki who has accumulated three yellow cards, while defender Godwin Kitagenda sprained his ankle. long term absentees Ronald Orombi, Jamal Alimansi and goalkeeper Emmanuel Akol are also out but Yayha Luuti and Raphael Winju return to the team.

The match has been shifted to the outside pitch at Namboole stadium due to unavailability of the main pitch.

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