Tumukunde, who was speaking at the launch of his manifesto at Boma grounds in Fort Portal on Tuesday, said that the people of Tooro Sub-region contributed much to the liberation struggle that ushered in the current government but has not benefited much.
The elders say that much as the leasing of the land is likely to foster development, there is a segment of the population that has raised a red flag on the basis of a possible conflict of interest by the district chairman or the area councilors.
On Thursday, during a debate held on Zoom that was organised by Kabarole Research and Resource Centre – KRC, and attended by hundreds of Kabarole residents and leaders, Justinian Niwagaba explained that civil servants in the elevated municipalities will remain with their jobs and work in the cities.
Fort Portal Municipality Member of Parliament, Alex Ruhunda, said that the dialogue was long overdue. He said that the country is struggling with corrupt, selfish leaders who also lack leadership skills.
Fort Portal Municipality East Division L.C.III chairperson Willy Magezi told the residents that it would be a great loss if the minister considered the petition of Karambi leaders without hearing from the voters.