The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has asked residents of Kabale district to quit taking to the streets every time they want to press for a government service, aying that such was not an effective way of state engagement.
Dr Rugunda assured the people of Kabale that government had already signed the agreement for construction of contentious roads in the municipality, adding that construction works would begin early in the New Year.
Kabale residents backed up by some local council officials recently took to the streets to demonstrate over the bad state of roads in the municipality, accusing the government of poor service delivery.
“The company constructing the road to Katuna (Reynolds Construction Company) will do the work, and the agreement has already been signed,” Dr Rugunda told a big congregation at St Peter’s Cathedral, Rugarama on Saturday.
Dr Rugunda made the remarks during the wedding ceremony of Joshua Natukunda Bagamuhunda and Renae Twesigye Rutaba where he represented President Yoweri Museveni.
At the function, the premier asked the youth to tap into local human and natural resources for Kigezi region’s prosperity.
Area MPs Wilfred Nuwagaba (Ndorwa West), Andrew Baryayanga (Municipality), Ronah Ninsiima (District Woman) and Jack Sabiiti (Rukiga County), UPDF Engineering Brigade head Brig. Sabiiti Mutebile, former spy chief Brig. Henry Tumukunde, Bishops and other prominent people hailing from the region, attended the function.
Dr Rugunda presented on behalf of President Museveni Sh10m to help the newlyweds start their home. He and his wife, Jocelyn who accompanied him also made a family contribution of a heifer to the couple.
Joshua is an investment banker and son of Kigezi Diocese Bishop George Bagamuhunda, while Renae is a graduate of Business Administration and daughter of a Mityana-based businessman, Jafari Rutaba.
In his sermon Archbishop Stanley Ntagali who wed the couple, emphasized submission of spouses to each other in marriage, adding that heaven begins from their families which are the nucleus of society.
He castigated homosexuality, urging couples to repent their sins and save their marriages. He noted that happy marriages based on church doctrines were a source of national stability.
“Those who are saying a man can marry a man are changing God’s order,” he said, adding that a wonderful wife or husband was not from the internet but from the Lord God.
He called on couples to always create time for their spouses, challenging couples to keep official business out of their homes. He said family problems sometimes spill over to society.
“Some women want to marry rich men for property or good jobs but love in marriage is unconditional,” Archbishop Ntagali counselled. “Money or social status cannot buy love.”