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MP Niwagaba ‘Unfazed By Death Threats’

Wilfred Niwagaba, the Ndorwa County West Member of Parliament has said he will not be intimidated by the death threats that he has been getting lately.

Niwagaba who is the Shadow Attorney General told his constituents, when one joins politics in Africa, they have to be ready to die, to be imprisoned or run to exile.

The MP, who vowed not to cower and run to exile, noted that the threat to his life is real.

“I am among the Ugandans that have received death threats. My name has appeared on two different hit lists. But I will not retreat; I know by the grace of God I will survive,” he said.

Niwagaba was speaking Thursday during a consultative meeting that was held at Kirigime Guest house in Kabale municipality was attended by opinion and political leaders.

At the event, Niwagaba lashed at the government for failing to gazette and implement the Excise Duty Amendment Act which revised the levy on mobile money transactions from 1% to 0.5%.

The MP said government wants to continue bleeding Ugandans.

Niwagaba joined the residents and local leaders in the constituency to call for government to review its priorities and increase funding to the social services sector across the county.

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Norah Twenda the Kaharo and Maziba sub counties woman district councillor said there exists a wide funding gap that needs to be addressed in the education and health sectors especially in rural areas.

Twenda said that most schools and health facilities are in appalling states.

She said that increased funding will promote positive change in rural health facilities and schools, where service delivery is overwhelmingly lacking.

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