David Bahati the Minister of state for planning has advised youths against electoral violence as the political season gains momentum.
While holding meetings with voters in the villages of Katenga, Kashenyi, Nyabyumba in Kamuganguzi Sub-county, Kabale district, Bahati appealed to the youths in Kigezi Sub region and Uganda to choose peaceful and non-violent ways of choosing their leaders and not destructive ways.
“Many of you have heard and seen on radios and TVs youths burning car tyres on roads. But you the youths of Kigezi we ask you to choose the NRM way of peace not violence,” he said.
The Minister who is also the Ndorwa West MP said the NRM led by President Yoweri Museveni fought for the freedom and human rights among which is the right to choose leaders.
The minister also called on the youth to use the same right to choose leaders whom they want using the right to vote other than fighting and violence which can end up taking Ugandans back.
Minister Bahati gave an example of countries like Somalia where fighting and violence is the order of the day.
He instead advised Ugandans to use the prevailing peace in the country and take advantage of the government programs like “Emyooga “to develop themselves.
Regarding the election violence, Minister Bahati said as NRM, they have decided to follow the electoral procedures especially not to hold rallies and pulling crowds so as to avoid the spread of corona virus.
As for the government’s plan for the people in the region, Bahati said in the next 5years, Katuna-Muko road will be tarmacked, Lake Bunyonyi road from Hisesero-Kagarama-Kachwekano- Bunagana which will connect to Katuna-Muko road through Ryakarimira will also be tarmacked to improve trade and tourism.