Some of the notable pledges that were delivered by Museveni on Friday this week include Shillings 52 million that he promised to The Pentecostal Assemblies of God-PAG Lira, a breakaway faction from the Pentecostal Assemblies of God Mission, Uganda.
Some of the unfulfilled pledges include construction of Lango Palace, tarmacking of Rwekunye-Masindi Port, Apac through Lira to Acholi-bur highway, cattle compensation of lost livestock and construction of a modern Airfield and among others.
URN visited Chepterere Cell in Bukwo Town Council and found several elders living in deplorable conditions. Siteya Chemonges, an elder of 80 years survives on leftovers of posho without sauce from neighbors.
The chairperson of the Forum for Academic Staff of Public Universities in Uganda Dr Grace Lubaale told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Sunday that while they welcome the presidents commitment, they are yearning for the reality in terms of money.
More than 900 people including children and elders have been living in the Internally Displaced Camp at Teriet in Senendet Sub County for decades after they were evicted by government from Mt. Elgon National Park in 1993.
According to Teete, UBC was expected to spear the efforts to boost the signals in the district. The UBC Managing Director, Winston David Agaba hasnt commented on the matter as he didnt answer repeated calls or respond to text messages to his mobile.
The explanation comes a day after the arrest of Lamex Omara, the Commissioner Physical education under the Education and Sports Ministry over an allocation of 665 million Shillings meant for the construction of Akii-Bua stadium.
According to Dr. Robert Kiyindi, the NAADS supervisor for Teso and Karamoja sub regions, the officers had asked for five nights allowances to enable them travel for the selections of the heifers in Mbarara yet the secretariat had budgeted for one night.
Legislators sitting on the Education Committee of Parliament have expressed concern over the growing amount of presidential pledges in the sector that go unfulfilled. According to the education committee vice chairperson, Pallisa County MP Jacob Opolot, the presidential pledges in the education sector alone currently total 100 billion Shillings with no plan to ensure their fulfilment.
Mario Ogang, the area LC III chairperson says much as they are happy that the president constructed a vocational school, he has left out a primary school which he said is the key foundation of education.
Abel Bizimana, the Kisoro District Chairperson, says although Museveni garnered overwhelming support in the district during the just concluded polls, voters have started losing trust in him due to unfulfilled pledges.
Esther Mbayo was on Wednesday invited by Oyam district authorities to commission the building that houses a multi-purpose hall, offices and school library which was constructed through a pledge by President Yoweri Museveni.
During the 9th Parliament, the previous committee members, led by former Terego County MP Kassiano Wadri, compiled at least 218 assurances made by different ministries and President Yoweri Museveni, totalling to about 1.8 trillion shillings.
The pledges that remain unfulfilled include, among others, granting Jinja a city status, construction of Amber Court and Napier markets, construction of Kimaka Airfield, construction of a wall around the agricultural show grounds and the compensation of families that were affected by the Lakwena insurgency in 1987.