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Namutumba Voters Want Besigye to Improve Roads

John Kinyiri, a resident of Kibaale village in Kibaale Sub County told URN in Namutumba town council that despite supporting the ruling NRM government, the party has neglected their area.
14 Jan 2016 14:16

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 Voters in Namutumba want the FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye to improve the road network and extend piped water services to the district, once he is elected.

 

Besigye is scheduled to address his campaign rally in Namutumba town council, this evening. URN spoke to some of the voters on their expectations from the presidential candidate.

 

 

John Kinyiri, a resident of Kibaale village in Kibaale Sub County told URN in Namutumba town council that despite supporting the ruling NRM government, the party has neglected their area.

 

According to Kinyiri, residents from his area find a huge challenge to transport their produce to markets in Namutumba and Iganga town markets due to impassable roads. The common means of transport in the sub county are Lorries and pickup trucks, which can't withstand the poor roads. He lists some of priority issues he wants Besigye to address.

 

 

Vernacular bite

 

//Cue in: “eyesimbyeewo atukolele ebintu…”

Cue out:….…mbeera yene embi.”//

The trucks often break down while transporting produce to markets in Namutumba and Iganga districts. Sarah Katali, a resident of Nsinze village in Nsinze Sub County, says there is need to extend piped water and sink more boreholes in the district to provide residents with clean safe water.

 

 

According to Katali, this will help residents to live better lives. 41-year-old Simon Mkaayi, a resident of Namutumba town council wants Dr. Besigye to prioritise working on the poor road network in the district once he is voted in.  

 

 

Mkaayi says traders and farmers in the district are hardworking, but their lives have remained miserable because of bad roads.

 

 Vernacular bite

//Cue in “olugudho nga kangulumo…”

Cue out”…nedha mutuyambe kubigemagana.”//

He wants Besigye to commit himself to provide good roads to every village in the hard to reach Nsinze, Magada and Kibaale sub counties.  The FDC presidential candidate will hold rallies in Magada, Namutumba town council and Nsinze before heading to Budaka.

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