The Kira Municipality Member of Parliament who also doubles as the spokesperson of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda has called upon his electorate to participate in the election of Local Governments leaders even if they get what he called ‘disappointments’ in the Presidential and Parliamentary polls on January 14.
Ssemuju noted that most of the credible voters after getting disappointments especially from the presidential polls, where their candidates don’t go through, tend to abandon the rest of the polls, which leads to the birth of incompetent leaders who do not effectively deliver to them (electorates).
He noted that the polls which people abandon, are very important to them because they are the ones which produce the leaders who are directly responsible for monitoring, acting and making sure that proper services are delivered to a common man.
“For example I was coming, and passed via Kiganda but the roads are very bad full of holes. As an MP, I will lobby for that but we need people on ground and these are your Councilors who make sure that these roads are properly constructed and repaired,” he said
Some of the positions, the legislator referred to include the Municipality Mayor, District LC5, District, Municipality, Parish and Village Councilors.
Ssemuju made these remarks while launching his 2021-26 Kira Municipality campaigns at Kasokoso Beach, in Kasokoso Parish, Kira Municipality on Sunday November 22.
Some of the locals who attended the launch told Chimpreports that apart from the poor roads, that are making it difficult for them to move especially during rainy seasons, Ssemuju has done his best in the rest,
“He served beyond his expectation, we were being evacuated from this land by some elements in the government but he said no and suffered with us,” Muhamad Tinjebwa, a resident of Kito village in Kasokoso said,
“Our major problems now are roads, we find it hard to move when it rains and I want to request honorable that when he goes back for another term which I am sure he will, to work on our roads,” he added.
Presenting a number of Councilors who are vying for different positions on the FDC ticket, Ssemuju told locals that all their problems concerning roads, markets and other service delivery will be best solved if they vote for them in the 2021 polls.
“Ssemuju will not be everywhere on ground, but these will, you will find that everything moves on smoothly and we all continue to enjoy our municipality,” he noted.