It all started when James Shilaku, the Mbale, Resident District Commissioner and his Deputy, Pamela Watuwa approached the truck drivers at Lorry Park along Bishop Wasikye with a request to transport voters to Musevenis campaign rallies at undisclosed cost.
Mbale Deputy RDC Pamela Watuwa talking to a section of Lorry Park Drivers
There was unease in Mbale town this morning after truck drivers turned down a request to transport voters to President Yoweri Museveni\'s campaign rallies.
It all started when James Shilaku, the Mbale, Resident District Commissioner and his Deputy, Pamela Watuwa approached the truck drivers at Lorry Park along Bishop Wasikye with a request to transport voters to Museveni\'s campaign rallies at undisclosed cost.
The furious truck drivers ordered the two officials to leave while accusing Museveni\'s government of selling off their Park land an unknown investor. They argued that government had an invisible hand in circumstances under, which their Park was condoned off with white iron sheets by unknown developer in March this year.
Led by their chairperson Jacob Wamanga Masaba, the drivers said they would not provide any truck to ferry NRM supporters for Museveni\'s rallies at any cost. As a result, the RDC Shilaku instructed his deputy Pamela Watuwa to harmonise the situation and get back to him once the matter is resolved.
Watuwa, pleaded with the truck drivers to calm down with promises of helping them to reclaim the Lorry Park Land at Palisa Road as soon as possible. By the time of flying this story, it was not clear whether Shilaku had managed to get alternative transport to ferry NRM party members for Museveni\'s rallies at Bukhonde Primary School in Bungokho North Constituency before proceeding to Malukhu District Administration play ground in Mbale Municipality.