President Yoweri Museveni during the weekend called out the residents of Masaka for continuously voting what he called “cross-eyed” opposition leaders who devote their entire energies to fighting him rather than lobbying for development projects in their constituencies.
The President while commission construction of the 41 kilometer long Masaka-Bukakata road, accused Democratic Party legislators Mathias Mpuga of Masaka Municipality and Florence Namayanja the Bukoto East Member of Parliament for failing to remind him about the Nyendo-Masaka road among other pertinent issues.
“Nyendo Masaka road was not in my plans because I did not know about its state. If you vote those fighting NRM, time is wasted and even small vocations such as youth and women issues are not addressed. So send MPs who can access NRM meetings and remind me about these things”, Museveni said.
In Masaka, Bukoto central’s Edward Ssekandi is the only National Resistance Movement legislator in the tenth parliament.
The constituencies of Bukoto East, Masaka Municipality and Woman representative are all under the firm grasp of the Democratic Party.
While launching the road construction at Kasana playground in Nyendo town council, Museveni urged residents of the area to harness this road to grow their house hold incomes.
“Ensuring peace, building roads and providing electricity is my responsibility. However, fighting Aids and poverty is your personal responsibility. So do not sleep on the road but use it to grow your homestead incomes instead”, he implored.
Masaka-Bukakata road’s scruffy gravel surface which runs through the trading centers of Kayugi and Luvule all the way to Lambu landing site is to be upgraded to second class bituminous surface standard under the National Roads Development and Maintenance Programme (NRDMP).
According to Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), the road shall be co-financed by two loans, 12 million USD and 15 million USD from Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa and OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) respectively.
Meanwhile, Museveni reiterated plans for the construction of the 135 kilometer long Mpigi–Kabulasoke–Maddu–Sembabule highway and Mutukula-Kyotera road among many other infrastructural projects.